|National Marine Aquarium
Tel: 01752 600301
The National Marine Aquarium is an educational and conservation charity, dedicated to promoting the sympathetic understanding of the marine environment.
Tel: 01202 311993
London Zoo Aquarium
|Coastal Visitors Centre
Isle of Wight
Tel: 01983 855400
'Silent World Aquarium & Wildlife Gallery'
Tel: 0834 844498
Sea Discovery Centre
EX12 4 AA
Tel: 01297 24774
|Orkney Marine-Life Aquarium, Pool Farmhouse,
Tel 01856 831700
fax 01856 831711
THE BOOK OF THE SHOW
[Cleddau Press, Haverfordwest 1995]
The most frequent comment I hear from visitors to Public Aquaria is
the lack of information available. The late Chris Batt has gone a long
way in rectifying this by publishing an 80 page guide to the 'Silent World'
Aquarium at Tenby, which was first published in April 1995 just three weeks
before his death (see page 47).
The excellent guide provides information on the history of the Aquarium, how the aquarium works - filtration, collecting seawater, feeding etc. - collecting specimens from the shore, and a guide to the exhibits on display. There is a list of books and societies at the rear of the book.
The book contains many excellent black and white illustrations, including pictures of Victorian aquaria. 'Silent World' exhibits pond life and reptiles and amphibians in addition to the marine display.
Link to picture of the exterior of the Aquarium
Crabs and their relatives live in many kinds of habitat but it is convenient for us to keep the larger ones all together here. They are aggressive beasts and will have a go at soft-bodied animals bigger than themselves if they can catch them. They have absolutely no table manners when feeding and will just as happily crunch up fish-bones or mussels shells as some other crab's leg in their claws.
When a crab or lobster moults, it is soft and vulnerable until they have hardened (which is why you may see odd lobsters here and there). Upstairs you will probably see an empty cast-off shell
The guide is available from
World Aquarium & Wildlife Gallery'
Tel: 0834 844498
When sending in updated information, please leave a contact name and telephone number