Sea Life Brighton
Sea Life Centre, Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TB, England, UK.

Green Turtle

Chelonia mydas

Family: Cheloniidae

Habitat: Marine.

Size: Length 78-112 cm 31-44 in.

Food: Fish eggs, mollusks, jellyfish, small invertebrates, worms, sponges, algae, and crustaceans.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Threatened - Endangered

The green turtle is protectedin most countries. It is illegal to collect, harm or kill them or damage their nesting areas. Their range includes tropical and subtropical areas of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) © Brocken Inaglory cc

Giant Pacific Octopus

Enteroctopus dofleini

Family: Octopodidae

Habitat: Coastal North Pacific

Food: Shrimp, crabs, scallops, abalone, clams, lobsters, and fish.

Season: All year round.

The largest species of octopus with one specimen weighing 71 kg.

Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) © photo by Bachrach44

Common Clownfish

Amphiprion ocellaris

Family: Pomacentridae

Habitat: Deep-water corals.

Size: Length 11 cm (4.3 in)

Food: Plankton and algae.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

It inhabits three different species of sea anemones: Heteractis magnifica, Stichodactyla gigantea and Stichodactyla mertensii and have symbiotic relationships with the anemone.

Common Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) © photo by Adrian Pingstone

Short-Snouted Seahorse

Hippocampus hippocampus

Family: Syngnathidae

Season: All year round.

Short-Snouted Seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus) © Hans Hillewaert cc

Thornback Ray

Raja clavata

Family: Rajidae

Habitat: Marine, mud and sand and gravel.

Size: Length 1 m (39.4 in).

Food: Small crustaceans, shrimps, crabs, and small fish.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Near Threatened

Found inopen large seas and shallow seas, 10-60 m (33-197 ft).

Thornback Ray (Raja clavata) © Hans Hillewaert cc
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Sea Life Brighton is the oldest operating aquarium in the world having been established in 1869. Today it uses modern display technology, biological expertise, and entertainment to provide themed journeys through British, European and tropical waters.

A huge variety of sea life can be viewed such as such as: common clownfish (amphiprion ocellaris), short-snouted seahorse (hippocampus hippocampus), thornback ray (raja clavata), green turtle (chelonia mydas) and giant pacific octopus (enteroctopus dofleini).

The aquarium is fully accessible for disabled people, although there are steps to the auditorium. However talks in the auditorium are also broadcast in the tunnel. There is an indoor café serving hot and cold snacks.

Sea Life Brighton is involved in several conservation projects around the world.

Facilities at Sea Life Brighton



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Places to visit nearby
Brighton Palace Pier   0.06 miles (0.09 km)
Brighton Palace Pier, Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TW, England, UK.

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Royal Pavilion   0.21 miles (0.33 km)
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The Royal Pavilion is a neo-classical villa lavishly decorated in a chinoiserie style surrounded by glorious gardens.

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The Lanes Brighton   0.26 miles (0.42 km)
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The Lanes Brighton were once the heart of the fishing town of Brighthelmstone, they are a historic quarter with a fantastic enigmaof twisting alleyways.

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Brighton Marina   1.60 miles (2.58 km)
Security Visitor Centre, Waterfront, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 5WA, England, UK.

Brighton Marina offers the latest in waterfront shopping, with a range of fantastic stores in a stunning quayside location.

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Preston Manor   1.71 miles (2.75 km)
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Preston Park   1.74 miles (2.81 km)
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Preston Park is the largest urban park in Brighton with 63 acres (250,000 m2) of lawns, formal borders and rose gardens, bowling greens, ...

Preston Park © Les Chatfield cc

Places to stay nearby
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Hotel du Vin Brighton   0.33 miles (0.53 km)
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Premier Inn Brighton City Centre   0.34 miles (0.55 km)
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The Grand Brighton   0.54 miles (0.87 km)
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