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Discover our Creatures

Go on, have a little nosey at some of the greatest creatures you’ll come face to fin at our aquarium.

Magnificent sharks or colourful clownfish? Does a clever common octopus grab your attention or do you prefer playful penguins? Maybe you simply can’t decide!

Here at SEA LIFE Scarborough you can make up your mind and see them all - from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. You’ll be able to get closer to them than ever before.

Penguins

Explore facts about our Humboldt Penguins and come and visit them at Penguin Island.

SEA LIFE, Penguin Island

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 Discovery

Seahorses, Sea Dragons and Pipefish

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

SEA LIFE, Kingdom of Seahorses

Sharks

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

SEA LIFE, Shark Encounter

Seals

Common Seals also known as harbour seals, are characteristic of sandflats and estuaries. The Wash of East Anglia is home to the UK’s largest colony.

SEA LIFE, Seal Pool

Japanese Spider Crab

Giant Japanese spider crabs are so big, they measure 3m claw to claw.

SEA LIFE, Shark Encounter

Coral Reef Inhabitants

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

SEA LIFE, Great Barrier Reef

Octopus

Which creature has three hearts, eight arms and a doughnut shaped brain? You guessed it, it’s the octopus!

SEA LIFE, Ocean Tunnel

Rockpool creatures

Rockpools are amazing micro-habitats full of incredible creatures! Are you brave enough to stroke a Sea Anemone, Starfish or Crab? Find out during your visit!

SEA LIFE, Rockpool

Rainforest Species

Step out of the ocean and into the hot and humid rainforest! Experience what life is like beneath the tropical treetops. Winding through the roots and tree trunks, rainforest rivers are home to a host of weird and wonderful creatures.

SEA LIFE, Rainforest Adventure

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, Bay of Rays

Otters

Asian short-clawed otters are a very vocal species and can make at least 12 different sounds to communicate, including alarm, greeting and mating calls

SEA LIFE, Otter River