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LOCHS OF SCOTLAND

Explore the Lochs of Scotland and see some of the amazing creatures that can be found in our native waters. Look out for our rare albino dogfish!

Discover something amazing!

WOW FACT!

Otters have two layers of fur, an outer waterproof layer to keep them dry and a thick, inner layer to keep them warm

THE TROUBLESOME TRIO

Meet our Otter trio, Lily Pickle and Cub, up close - watch out, they are cheeky! 

DID YOU KNOW?

Asian Short Clawed Otters are the smallest of all species of Otter. Otters have a vocabulary of a dozen or more calls, including a distress call for when they're in trouble or need help.

WOW FACT!

Otters have two layers of fur, an outer waterproof layer to keep them dry and a thick, inner layer to keep them warm

WOW FACT!

Otters have two layers of fur, an outer waterproof layer to keep them dry and a thick, inner layer to keep them warm

THE TROUBLESOME TRIO

Meet our Otter trio, Lily Pickle and Cub, up close - watch out, they are cheeky! 

THE TROUBLESOME TRIO

Meet our Otter trio, Lily Pickle and Cub, up close - watch out, they are cheeky! 

DID YOU KNOW?

Asian Short Clawed Otters are the smallest of all species of Otter. Otters have a vocabulary of a dozen or more calls, including a distress call for when they're in trouble or need help.

DID YOU KNOW?

Asian Short Clawed Otters are the smallest of all species of Otter. Otters have a vocabulary of a dozen or more calls, including a distress call for when they're in trouble or need help.

DEEP LOCH TANK

Our Deep Loch Tank opened in March 2016 as part of our extensive renovations and is home to native species of shark and rays that can be found in UK waters.

WOW FACT!

 Rays have existed for more than 350 million years!

DEEP LOCH TANK

Our Deep Loch Tank opened in March 2016 as part of our extensive renovations and is home to native species of shark and rays that can be found in UK waters.

DEEP LOCH TANK

Our Deep Loch Tank opened in March 2016 as part of our extensive renovations and is home to native species of shark and rays that can be found in UK waters.

WOW FACT!

 Rays have existed for more than 350 million years!

WOW FACT!

 Rays have existed for more than 350 million years!

WOW FACT!

Seahorse pregnancy is amazing thing. Believe it or not, the male seahorses get pregnant, not the females. The female uses an ovipositor to expel her eggs into the male’s stomach pouch.

Big-bellied Sea Horse

The Big-bellied sea horses’ long tail contributes to their claim as one of the world’s largest seahorse species. Reaching up to lengths of 30 centimetres, the amazing Big-bellied Seahorse has a long, curly, grasping tail!

WOW FACT!

SEA LIFE Loch Lomond was the first Aquarium in Scotland to successfully rear Big Bellied Seahorses to adulthood!

WOW FACT!

Seahorse pregnancy is amazing thing. Believe it or not, the male seahorses get pregnant, not the females. The female uses an ovipositor to expel her eggs into the male’s stomach pouch.

WOW FACT!

Seahorse pregnancy is amazing thing. Believe it or not, the male seahorses get pregnant, not the females. The female uses an ovipositor to expel her eggs into the male’s stomach pouch.

Big-bellied Sea Horse

The Big-bellied sea horses’ long tail contributes to their claim as one of the world’s largest seahorse species. Reaching up to lengths of 30 centimetres, the amazing Big-bellied Seahorse has a long, curly, grasping tail!

Big-bellied Sea Horse

The Big-bellied sea horses’ long tail contributes to their claim as one of the world’s largest seahorse species. Reaching up to lengths of 30 centimetres, the amazing Big-bellied Seahorse has a long, curly, grasping tail!

WOW FACT!

SEA LIFE Loch Lomond was the first Aquarium in Scotland to successfully rear Big Bellied Seahorses to adulthood!

WOW FACT!

SEA LIFE Loch Lomond was the first Aquarium in Scotland to successfully rear Big Bellied Seahorses to adulthood!

WOW FACT!

Rocky shores have a particular life of their own and conditions within them are different from the open sea.

 

 

 

GET CLOSER THAN EVER BEFORE

Have you ever wanted to stroke a starfish? Now’s your chance, at our rocking Rockpools!

WOW FACT!

Starfish arms contain many small suction cups, called ambulacral pedicels, that make it possible for the starfish to move on the sea bed

WOW FACT!

Rocky shores have a particular life of their own and conditions within them are different from the open sea.

 

 

 

WOW FACT!

Rocky shores have a particular life of their own and conditions within them are different from the open sea.

 

 

 

GET CLOSER THAN EVER BEFORE

Have you ever wanted to stroke a starfish? Now’s your chance, at our rocking Rockpools!

GET CLOSER THAN EVER BEFORE

Have you ever wanted to stroke a starfish? Now’s your chance, at our rocking Rockpools!

WOW FACT!

Starfish arms contain many small suction cups, called ambulacral pedicels, that make it possible for the starfish to move on the sea bed

WOW FACT!

Starfish arms contain many small suction cups, called ambulacral pedicels, that make it possible for the starfish to move on the sea bed

BAY OF RAYS

Visit our Bay of Rays and meet the only Cow Nose Rays in Scotland!

WOW FACT!

When Cow Nose Rays swim in the ocean, their wingtips often break the surface, resembling the dorsal fin of a shark, which sometimes causes undue alarm for swimmers and divers. 

BAY OF RAYS

Visit our Bay of Rays and meet the only Cow Nose Rays in Scotland!

BAY OF RAYS

Visit our Bay of Rays and meet the only Cow Nose Rays in Scotland!

WOW FACT!

When Cow Nose Rays swim in the ocean, their wingtips often break the surface, resembling the dorsal fin of a shark, which sometimes causes undue alarm for swimmers and divers. 

WOW FACT!

When Cow Nose Rays swim in the ocean, their wingtips often break the surface, resembling the dorsal fin of a shark, which sometimes causes undue alarm for swimmers and divers. 

Bonnethead Sharks

Prepare to be amazed as you come face-to-fin with our incredible Bonnethead Sharks. These amazing creatures are members of the Hammerhead family! Can you spot them in our Ocean Tunnel swimming around the abandoned shipwreck?

Blacktip Reef Sharks

Blacktip Reef Sharks are found in warm coastal waters around the world! Black Tips are among the most popular sharks inhabiting the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, because Black Tip Reef Sharks prefer shallow, inshore waters. They are typical in appearance of how humans imagine a shark to look, and can be seen at our big ocean tank!

 

 

Adopt a Shark

Sharks are the most misunderstood creatures in the Ocean. Far from being predators, they face extinction from being preyed upon by humans. Each year over 70 million sharks die needlessly due to Shark Finning. You can help conserve these amazing creatures by picking up a Shark Adoption on site and contributing towards their conservation.

Bonnethead Sharks

Prepare to be amazed as you come face-to-fin with our incredible Bonnethead Sharks. These amazing creatures are members of the Hammerhead family! Can you spot them in our Ocean Tunnel swimming around the abandoned shipwreck?

Bonnethead Sharks

Prepare to be amazed as you come face-to-fin with our incredible Bonnethead Sharks. These amazing creatures are members of the Hammerhead family! Can you spot them in our Ocean Tunnel swimming around the abandoned shipwreck?

Blacktip Reef Sharks

Blacktip Reef Sharks are found in warm coastal waters around the world! Black Tips are among the most popular sharks inhabiting the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, because Black Tip Reef Sharks prefer shallow, inshore waters. They are typical in appearance of how humans imagine a shark to look, and can be seen at our big ocean tank!

 

 

Blacktip Reef Sharks

Blacktip Reef Sharks are found in warm coastal waters around the world! Black Tips are among the most popular sharks inhabiting the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, because Black Tip Reef Sharks prefer shallow, inshore waters. They are typical in appearance of how humans imagine a shark to look, and can be seen at our big ocean tank!

 

 

Adopt a Shark

Sharks are the most misunderstood creatures in the Ocean. Far from being predators, they face extinction from being preyed upon by humans. Each year over 70 million sharks die needlessly due to Shark Finning. You can help conserve these amazing creatures by picking up a Shark Adoption on site and contributing towards their conservation.

Adopt a Shark

Sharks are the most misunderstood creatures in the Ocean. Far from being predators, they face extinction from being preyed upon by humans. Each year over 70 million sharks die needlessly due to Shark Finning. You can help conserve these amazing creatures by picking up a Shark Adoption on site and contributing towards their conservation.

Breed Rescue Protect

Conservation is at the heart of what we do at SEA LIFE Loch Lomond. There are plenty of opportunities to learn about the threats facing marine life and what you can do to help as you explore with us. In this area you find find out more about what SEA LIFE and the SEA LIFE Trust are doing to help threatened marine life and perhaps help us out yourself by signing one of our petitions or picking up a free sustainable seafood guide.

Around 75% (that's three quarters) of the world’s coral reefs are threatened by human activity.