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Bay of Rays
Great Barrier Reef
Penguin Island
Otter River
Outdoor Fun!
Seal Hospital
Seal Pool
Shark Encounter
Ocean Tunnel
Sea Horses
Turtle Beach
Rockpool
Breed Rescue Protect

PENGUIN ISLAND IS CLOSED

Due to the presence of avian flu in the UK we have closed the walkway on Penguin Island until further notice.

WOW FACT!

The Bull Huss shark is oviparous in reproduction. Females deposit large, thick-walled egg cases, two at a time, from March to October, securing them to bunches of seaweed. 

DON'T MISS!

You'll start your journey through the depths of the ocean in the bay of Rays. Here you will find an assortment of amazing creatures that are native to the UK including Thornback Rays and Bull Huss Sharks!

Feeding Fun!

Our guests can help to feed our native Sharks and Rays every day at the end of our native shark and ray talk at 1pm for just a £1 donation.

 

WOW FACT!

The Bull Huss shark is oviparous in reproduction. Females deposit large, thick-walled egg cases, two at a time, from March to October, securing them to bunches of seaweed. 

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WOW FACT!

The Bull Huss shark is oviparous in reproduction. Females deposit large, thick-walled egg cases, two at a time, from March to October, securing them to bunches of seaweed. 

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DON'T MISS!

You'll start your journey through the depths of the ocean in the bay of Rays. Here you will find an assortment of amazing creatures that are native to the UK including Thornback Rays and Bull Huss Sharks!

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DON'T MISS!

You'll start your journey through the depths of the ocean in the bay of Rays. Here you will find an assortment of amazing creatures that are native to the UK including Thornback Rays and Bull Huss Sharks!

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Feeding Fun!

Our guests can help to feed our native Sharks and Rays every day at the end of our native shark and ray talk at 1pm for just a £1 donation.

 

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Feeding Fun!

Our guests can help to feed our native Sharks and Rays every day at the end of our native shark and ray talk at 1pm for just a £1 donation.

 

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Great Barrier Reef

Next, prepare to be amazed as you come closer than ever before to amazing colourful assortment of creatures in our Great Barrier Reef exhibit.

Discover something amazing!

Watch them waddle!

Get closer than ever before and learn how to waddle with our 22 adorable Humboldt penguins in their walk-through home!

PENGUIN ISLAND

Penguin Island officially opened in 2015 and is truly unique. Where else can you can get closer than ever before to 22 cheeky penguins literally at your feet? See if you can spot all 22 of them!

WOW FACT!

Humboldt Penguins are named after the Humboldt current they are native too, located in Peru. Many people find it hard to believe that these penguins love sunshine and warm weather!

Watch them waddle!

Get closer than ever before and learn how to waddle with our 22 adorable Humboldt penguins in their walk-through home!

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Watch them waddle!

Get closer than ever before and learn how to waddle with our 22 adorable Humboldt penguins in their walk-through home!

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PENGUIN ISLAND

Penguin Island officially opened in 2015 and is truly unique. Where else can you can get closer than ever before to 22 cheeky penguins literally at your feet? See if you can spot all 22 of them!

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PENGUIN ISLAND

Penguin Island officially opened in 2015 and is truly unique. Where else can you can get closer than ever before to 22 cheeky penguins literally at your feet? See if you can spot all 22 of them!

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WOW FACT!

Humboldt Penguins are named after the Humboldt current they are native too, located in Peru. Many people find it hard to believe that these penguins love sunshine and warm weather!

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WOW FACT!

Humboldt Penguins are named after the Humboldt current they are native too, located in Peru. Many people find it hard to believe that these penguins love sunshine and warm weather!

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WOW FACT!

Our male Otter Eric is 19 years old, making him the oldest Otter in the entire SEA LIFE estate, possibly the country! Otters in the wild have a life expectancy of 12 years.

DOUBLE TROUBLE

Outside you can get up close and personal with our resident Asian Short Clawed Otters, Eric and Pumpkin. Watch as they splash about in their Otter River and snack on their favourite treats - Peanuts!

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!

Our male Otter Eric is 19 years old, making him the oldest Otter in the entire SEA LIFE estate, possibly the country! Otters in the wild have a life expectancy of 12 years.

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WOW FACT!

Our male Otter Eric is 19 years old, making him the oldest Otter in the entire SEA LIFE estate, possibly the country! Otters in the wild have a life expectancy of 12 years.

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DOUBLE TROUBLE

Outside you can get up close and personal with our resident Asian Short Clawed Otters, Eric and Pumpkin. Watch as they splash about in their Otter River and snack on their favourite treats - Peanuts!

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DOUBLE TROUBLE

Outside you can get up close and personal with our resident Asian Short Clawed Otters, Eric and Pumpkin. Watch as they splash about in their Otter River and snack on their favourite treats - Peanuts!

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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.

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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.

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Beach Bites Outdoor Adventure Playground

Whatever the weather, there is plenty to do at SEA LIFE Scarborough.

Outdoor fun!

SEAL RESCUE

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary is home to Yorkshire's only Seal Hopsital. You'll be able to follow the jounrey of our injured Seals through their rescue from local coastal waters, through rehabiliation and eventually release back into the wild!

SEAL REHABILIATION

Each year we rescue over 30 common and grey seals from local coastal waters and bring them into our specialist Seal Hospital.

Our Seal Hospital has the facilities to look after 4 poorly seal pups at one time. Each seal costs over £2,000 to rehabilitate and we are incredibly grateful for the continued support from our guests.

SEAL RELEASE

Once our rescued seal pups injuries have healed and they have reached a healthy weight we release them back into the wild. We're lucky to be able to work closely with the RSPCA to ensure our seals get the best possible getaway and chance at a healthy life in the wild.

SEAL RESCUE

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary is home to Yorkshire's only Seal Hopsital. You'll be able to follow the jounrey of our injured Seals through their rescue from local coastal waters, through rehabiliation and eventually release back into the wild!

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SEAL RESCUE

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary is home to Yorkshire's only Seal Hopsital. You'll be able to follow the jounrey of our injured Seals through their rescue from local coastal waters, through rehabiliation and eventually release back into the wild!

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SEAL REHABILIATION

Each year we rescue over 30 common and grey seals from local coastal waters and bring them into our specialist Seal Hospital.

Our Seal Hospital has the facilities to look after 4 poorly seal pups at one time. Each seal costs over £2,000 to rehabilitate and we are incredibly grateful for the continued support from our guests.

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SEAL REHABILIATION

Each year we rescue over 30 common and grey seals from local coastal waters and bring them into our specialist Seal Hospital.

Our Seal Hospital has the facilities to look after 4 poorly seal pups at one time. Each seal costs over £2,000 to rehabilitate and we are incredibly grateful for the continued support from our guests.

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SEAL RELEASE

Once our rescued seal pups injuries have healed and they have reached a healthy weight we release them back into the wild. We're lucky to be able to work closely with the RSPCA to ensure our seals get the best possible getaway and chance at a healthy life in the wild.

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SEAL RELEASE

Once our rescued seal pups injuries have healed and they have reached a healthy weight we release them back into the wild. We're lucky to be able to work closely with the RSPCA to ensure our seals get the best possible getaway and chance at a healthy life in the wild.

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Seal Pool

Visit our main Seal Pool and see our main five resident Seals - Mando, Bruno, Pendle, Sherbert and Ed. Each of our 5 resident Seals carry their own unique story for living here at the attraction, make sure you attend the Seal talk to find out them all.

One of Seals is 28 years old! Can you find out which one?

Zebra Horn Shark

Prepare to be amazed as you come face-to-fin with our incredible Zebra Horn Shark. These amazing creature is a members of the Bullhead Shark family! This Shark is easily distinguishable by its Zebra like etchings.

Port Jackson Shark

Port Jackson Sharks are found in temperate waters in the eastern, western and southern coast of Australia. These sharks are seriously prehistoric looking and lay eggs that are shaped like corkscrews and almost the same size as the mother's head!

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.

Zebra Horn Shark

Prepare to be amazed as you come face-to-fin with our incredible Zebra Horn Shark. These amazing creature is a members of the Bullhead Shark family! This Shark is easily distinguishable by its Zebra like etchings.

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Zebra Horn Shark

Prepare to be amazed as you come face-to-fin with our incredible Zebra Horn Shark. These amazing creature is a members of the Bullhead Shark family! This Shark is easily distinguishable by its Zebra like etchings.

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Port Jackson Shark

Port Jackson Sharks are found in temperate waters in the eastern, western and southern coast of Australia. These sharks are seriously prehistoric looking and lay eggs that are shaped like corkscrews and almost the same size as the mother's head!

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Port Jackson Shark

Port Jackson Sharks are found in temperate waters in the eastern, western and southern coast of Australia. These sharks are seriously prehistoric looking and lay eggs that are shaped like corkscrews and almost the same size as the mother's head!

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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.

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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.

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Ocean Tunnel

Our amazing Ocean Tunnel holds 156,000 litres of natural seawater and is home to an array of different colourful species of fish as well as our majestic Loggerhead sea turtle, Antiopi.

Prepare to be amazed!

WEEDY SEA DRAGONS

Weedy Sea Dragons are native to the Australian coastline and are the masters of camouflage! Look closely and see if you can spot our Weedy Sea Dragons hiding among the foliage.

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!

WEEDY SEA DRAGONS

Weedy Sea Dragons are native to the Australian coastline and are the masters of camouflage! Look closely and see if you can spot our Weedy Sea Dragons hiding among the foliage.

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WEEDY SEA DRAGONS

Weedy Sea Dragons are native to the Australian coastline and are the masters of camouflage! Look closely and see if you can spot our Weedy Sea Dragons hiding among the foliage.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Turtle Beach

Come and see the amazing Turtle Beach and learn all about how turtles lay eggs and nest in the wild. Turtle Beach is a specialist feature designed to help encourage disabled Loggerhead turtle, Antiopi, to lay eggs as she would in her natural environment. Don't miss our other amazing species of turtles including, Snake Neck Turtles and Mississippi Map Turtles!

WOW FACT!

Our unique 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, tickle a sea anemone or feel the shell of a crab? Now’s your chance, because at our rocking rockpools you can appreciate all of this!

WOW FACT!

It's hard to believe that sea anemones are alive... they have no brain, bones, lungs, heart or blood!

WOW FACT!

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

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WOW FACT!

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

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GET CLOSER THAN EVER BEFORE

Have you ever wanted to stroke a starfish, tickle a sea anemone or feel the shell of a crab? Now’s your chance, because at our rocking rockpools you can appreciate all of this!

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GET CLOSER THAN EVER BEFORE

Have you ever wanted to stroke a starfish, tickle a sea anemone or feel the shell of a crab? Now’s your chance, because at our rocking rockpools you can appreciate all of this!

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WOW FACT!

It's hard to believe that sea anemones are alive... they have no brain, bones, lungs, heart or blood!

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WOW FACT!

It's hard to believe that sea anemones are alive... they have no brain, bones, lungs, heart or blood!

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Breed Rescue Protect

Conservation is at the heart of what we do at SEA LIFE Scarborough. 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 three quarters of the world’s coral reefs are threatened by human activity.