Sea Life London
London Aquarium, County Hall Westminster Bridge Road, London, Greater London, SE1 7PB, 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

Blacktip Reef Shark

Carcharhinus melanopterus

Family: Carcharhinidae

Habitat: Tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Near Threatened

Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) © Edward Callaghan cc

Red-bellied Piranha

Pygocentrus nattereri

Family: Serrasalmidae

Habitat: Amazon River Basin, coastal rivers of northeastern Brazil, and the basins of the Paraguay and Paraná.

Season: All year round.

Usually the red-bellied piranha with the darkest red on its belly is in charge of the shoal and it stays in the centre of the shoal for protection. They are primarily scavengers.

Red-bellied Piranha (Pygocentrus nattereri) © Gregory Moine cc

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
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About

Sea Life London is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life, with over 500 species on display. The aquarium 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 sharks, string rays, turtles, starfish, crabs, clownfish, and octopus to mention just a few.

The Shark Reef Encounter has a glass walkway which allows you to walk above a shoal of sharks. It is also possible to book to go snorkeling with the sharks.

The aquarium is fully accessible for disabled people. There is a café serving hot and cold snacks.

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

Facilities at Sea Life London

Café

Toilet

Charity link
http://www.theseahorsetrust.org/

Places to visit nearby
London Eye   0.12 miles (0.19 km)
Waterloo Pier The Queen's Walk, Lambeth, London, Greater London, England, UK.
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The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel (largest in Europe) on the South Bank of the River Thames in London.

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Houses of Parliament and Big Ben   0.23 miles (0.36 km)
Westminster, Greater London, SW1A 0AA, England, UK.
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The Houses of Parliament consist of the House of Commons, the lower house where the elected members of parliament meet and the House of Lords, the upper house where the ...

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Jewel Tower   0.37 miles (0.59 km)
Jewel Tower, Whitehall, London, Greater London, SW1P 3JY, England, UK.
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Jewel Tower is cared for and maintained by English Heritage.

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Chapter House and Pyx Chamber   0.39 miles (0.62 km)
Chapter House and Pyx Chamber, Whitehall, London, Greater London, SW1P 3JY, England, UK.
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Chapter House and Pyx Chamber is cared for and maintained by English Heritage.

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Westminster Abbey   0.42 miles (0.68 km)
Westminster Abbey 20 Deans Yd, London, Greater London, SW1P 3PA, England, UK.
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Westminster Abbey, founded 960,  is a large, mainly Gothic church beside the Palace of Westminster.

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Trafalgar Square   0.58 miles (0.94 km)
Charing Cross, London, Greater London, WC2N 5DN, England, UK.
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Trafalgar Square was built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross.

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Places to stay nearby
Premier Inn London County Hall   0.03 miles (0.05 km)
London County Hall Premier Inn, Belvedere Road, London, Greater London, SE1 7GP, England, UK.
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The Premier Inn London County Hall is part of the Premier Inn group.

Premier Inn London County Hall

The Royal Horseguards   0.19 miles (0.31 km)
Whitehall Court SW1A 2EJ
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The Royal Horseguards

Premier Inn London Waterloo (Westminster Bridge)   0.21 miles (0.34 km)
London Waterloo (Westminster Bridge) Premier Inn, York Road, London, Greater London, SE1 7NQ, England, UK.
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The Premier Inn London Waterloo (Westminster Bridge) is part of the Premier Inn group.

Premier Inn London Waterloo (Westminster Bridge)

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London   0.23 miles (0.37 km)
SE1 7UT
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Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

Park Plaza County Hall London   0.25 miles (0.40 km)
Addington St SE1 7RY
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Park Plaza County Hall London

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