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MEET OUR RESIDENTS

CAMMY AND ERNIE: Our two giant green sea turtles live inside our magnificent ocean tank. There is so much to discover about these amazing creatures, come along to Turtle tea time at 1pm to learn all about them.

GIANT JAPANESE SPIDER CRABS: Enter the Lair of the Giant Crab and come face to claw with our giant Japanese spider crab. They can live for up to 100 years and when fully grown measure 3m from claw to claw – big enough to stand over the top of a Mini Cooper car!

COW NOSE RAYS: Come and meet our friendly rays inside our ocean tank and stingray bay. Ray's are very social creatures and take long migrations in schools.

Things To Do

  • DIVE IN

    Dive beneath the waves at Sea Life Manchester and come face to fin with over 2,000 creatures! Get up close to majestic sharks, enchanting jellyfish and Ernie and Cammy - our magnificent giant green sea turtles. Don’t miss the chance to soak up the amazing view from the sea bed in our Ocean Tunnel.

  • GET EVEN CLOSER

    Find out how it feels to touch a starfish, crab, scarlet cleaner shrimp and other creatures living in our interactive Rockpool experience, plus learn all about our residents at our daily talks and animal feeds

  • BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR

    Step behind the scenes and get a sneak peek at the inner workings of a SEA LIFE aquarium. Discover how much work our aquarists put in to caring for all of our creatures, from preparing and storing their food to welcoming new animals into our quarantine zone.

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Breed, Rescue, Protect

By sharing the wonder and beauty of our oceans, we hope you’ll learn to love them as much as we do. SEA LIFE Manchester allows visitors to experience the ocean’s hidden marvels, and our expert staff are dedicated to and passionate about conservation.

This year, SEA LIFE Trust is proud to have opened the world's first beluga whale sanctuary, which is now the new home to two previously captive beluga whales, Little White and Little Grey.

They have journeyed an epic 6,000 mile journey from Shanghai aquarium to a new ocean home in a beautiful Icelandic bay.

This highly significant event is the first time that captive beluga whales have ever been released to an ocean sanctuary.

Having landed in Iceland, our vets and care team are happy with their progress and they are settling in nicely to their temporary care pool home. Little Grey and Little White will need to stay in the care pool for a 40 day quarantine period. The timing of their release in to the bay will be based on this, their acclimatisation to the new surroundings and their welfare. The attached Visitor Centre, aquarium and puffin rescue centre remain open still to the public.

All of us who care deeply about the welfare of whales and dolphins hope that it will signal a more positive future for these amazing animals.

Want to know more? Speak to our staff or head to the website here.