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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, colourful clownfish or perhaps inquisitive sea turtles? Does a clever common octopus grab your attention or do you prefer playful penguins? Maybe you simply can’t decide!

Here at SEA LIFE Weymouth 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 lost the ability to fly millions of years ago, but their powerful flippers make them very accomplished swimmers.

SEA LIFE, Penguin Beach


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

SEA LIFE, Ocean Tunnel


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

SEA LIFE, Turtle Sanctuary


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

SEA LIFE, Seal Harbour

Seahorses, Sea Dragons and Pipefish

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

SEA LIFE, Nursery


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

SEA LIFE, Tropical Lagoon

British Waters Inhabitants

There is some truly incredible marine life living off and along the coasts of the UK!

SEA LIFE, Harbourside


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, Tropical Lagoon

Asian short-clawed 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, Otters


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

SEA LIFE, Shipwreck

Coral Reef Inhabitants

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

SEA LIFE, Shipwreck

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

Many rainforest creatures are big and toothy but sometimes it's the smallest and most harmless-looking animals which can pack the deadliest punch!

SEA LIFE, Rainforest