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Explore our Creatures

What’s your favourite sea creature?

Are you a Common Seal lover, a Humboldt Penguin fancier or a Clownfish groupie? Perhaps it’s the mysterious Sea Dragon or the clever Common Octopus that you love the most. Maybe you simply can’t decide! Here at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary you can make up your mind and see them all - from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. And you’ll be able to get closer to them than ever before.

Many of our creatures are on the endangered list, have been rescued and cannot be released into the wild or have been born and bred as part of our conservation projects at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary. All of them are beautiful.

  • Common Seal
  • Grey Seal - dependant on the time of year
  • Asian Short Clawed Otters
  • Humboldt Penguins - arriving March 28th 2015
  • Loggerhead Turtle
  • Mississippi Map Turtle
  • Snake-neck Turtle
  • Fly River Turtle
  • Side Neck Turtle
  • Black Tip Reef Shark
  • Leopard Shark
  • Port Jackson Shark
  • Lesser Spotted Dogfish
  • Bullhuss Shark
  • Clown Fish
  • Coral Reefs
  • Moon Jellyfish
  • Cassiopea Jellyfish
  • Edible Jellyfish
  • Common Octopus
  • Cow Nose Ray
  • Thornback Ray
  • Blue Spotted Stingray
  • Southern Stingray
  • Starfish
  • Urchins
  • Harlequin - the 1 in 50 million rare lobster
  • Crab
  • Nautilus
  • Anemone
  • Cow Fish
  • Anthais Wreckfish
  • Pufferfish
  • Pencil Urchins
  • Butterfish
  • Shanny
  • Clingfish
  • Regal Tang
  • Weedy Sea Dragons
  • Big Belly Seahorse
  • Guttulatus Seahorse
  • High Hat Fish
  • Psychedelic Mandarin Fish
  • Bangai Cardinals Fish
  • Bamboo Cat Shark

Top 45 Creatures at SEA LIFE Scarborough

Interactive Rockpool

Interactive rockpool

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Common Seal

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Asian Short Clawed Otter


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Loggerhead Turtle

Loggerhead turtle

Loggerhead Turtle >

Humboldt Penguin

Humbolt penguins

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Black Tip Reef Shark

Black tip reef shark

Black Tip Reef Shark





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Mon - Sun
10am - 5pm

Last entry at 4pm

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