Banffshire Coast News

Aquarium gearing up for busy summer

With the schools out for summer, the staff at Macduff Aquarium are looking forward to a busy season full of visitors to take part in activities and fun with the fabulous marine life of the Moray Firth.

The attraction, which is entering its 19th year, offers a very educational and enjoyable day out for youngsters this summer.  A journey through the aquarium will take visitors through the exhibits displaying coastal and shallow water sealife such as an array of fish, lobsters, crabs, octopus and jellyfish.

A star attraction to the aquarium is Jemima the halibut, who has recently acquired 2 new potential mates brought in to keep her company.  This is extremely important as halibut are an endangered species of fish. 

The aquarium has scheduled diving into the kelp reef 3 times a week (Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.) where visitors get to see divers hand-feed the fish while guides give a talk about the marine life in the main theatre where visitors watch from the main window. 

The aquarium is for all ages from babies to older children to grandparents.  From the educational benefits with the kids' quizzes that are included in your visit to the looks of fascination of the younger children as they look upon over 50 species of fish and more than 90 animal species.

The Aquarium is open Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 17.00, and from 11.00 to 17.00 on Saturdays and Sundays, with talks and feeding running each day.

For more information, phone 01261 833369.

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