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Discover our Creatures

Which sea creatures do you love the most?

Here at SEA LIFE Manchester, you can see thousands of spectacular creatures - from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. You're sure to be mesmerised by our underwater zones and you’ll be able to get closer to them than ever before.

Sharks

Sharks have lived in our oceans for more than 420 million years! That makes them older than trees!

SEA LIFE, Ocean Tunnel

Clownfish

Meet one of the ocean's best known and loved fish - the clownfish and other amazing coral reef inhabitants.

SEA LIFE, Coral Reefs

Turtles

Turtles are ancient reptiles that have been around for over 200 million years! They shared our planet with the earliest Dinosaurs.

SEA LIFE, Ocean Tunnel

Japanese Spider Crab

The Japanese spider crab is not only the biggest crab, but its long lifespan may also make it the longest-lived!

SEA LIFE, Lair of the Giant Crab

Humphead Napoleon Wrasse

The humphead wrasse is an enormous coral reef fish growing over six feet long with a prominent bulge on its forehead.

SEA LIFE, Ocean Tunnel

Rays

There are over 500 different species of Rays and Skate in our oceans and rivers. Their closest relative is the Shark; Rays evolved from Sharks around 150 million years ago!

SEA LIFE, Stingray Bay

Seahorses

Seahorses, Seadragons and Pipefish are a curious group of creatures which all belong to the Syngnathidae family.

SEA LIFE, Coral Reefs

Jellyfish

Jellyfish are older than all of our ancient reptiles. Scientists believe they first swam in our oceans around 500 million years ago!

SEA LIFE, Jellyfish Seas