Asian Short Clawed Otters

Eric and Pumpkin, the Asian Short Clawed Otters are resident here at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary.

They love to play about with magnets, pulling them apart over and over again. Eric loves eating trout, but this is a special treat, so he’s only allowed it on special occasions.

When Otters are born, they weigh around 50 g, are toothless, practically immobile and their eyes are still closed!

Rockpools

Find out more about Britain's amazing rockpool creatures!

Rockling

These eel-like fish have barbels; Whisker like appendages that help them to taste the water for food!

Common Octopus

Common Octopus are found around our coast. Did you know they have three hearts!

Plenty more fish?

Overfishing and damaging fishing practices threaten many British marine species.

Lesser Spotted Dogfish

Confusingly, these little creatures are from the Catshark family!

Lobster

Lobsters have hemocyanin in their blood which means it is blue in colour!

Good Fish Guide

Don't forget to pick up a free MCS Good Fish Guide during your visit to help you chose sustainable seafood!

Moon Jellyfish

Jellyfish are found in every ocean in the world!

Rockpools

Find out more about Britain's amazing rockpool creatures!

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Rockpools

Find out more about Britain's amazing rockpool creatures!

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Rockling

These eel-like fish have barbels; Whisker like appendages that help them to taste the water for food!

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Rockling

These eel-like fish have barbels; Whisker like appendages that help them to taste the water for food!

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Common Octopus

Common Octopus are found around our coast. Did you know they have three hearts!

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Common Octopus

Common Octopus are found around our coast. Did you know they have three hearts!

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Plenty more fish?

Overfishing and damaging fishing practices threaten many British marine species.

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Plenty more fish?

Overfishing and damaging fishing practices threaten many British marine species.

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Lesser Spotted Dogfish

Confusingly, these little creatures are from the Catshark family!

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Lesser Spotted Dogfish

Confusingly, these little creatures are from the Catshark family!

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Lobster

Lobsters have hemocyanin in their blood which means it is blue in colour!

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Lobster

Lobsters have hemocyanin in their blood which means it is blue in colour!

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Good Fish Guide

Don't forget to pick up a free MCS Good Fish Guide during your visit to help you chose sustainable seafood!

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Good Fish Guide

Don't forget to pick up a free MCS Good Fish Guide during your visit to help you chose sustainable seafood!

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Moon Jellyfish

Jellyfish are found in every ocean in the world!

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Moon Jellyfish

Jellyfish are found in every ocean in the world!

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