Digging Fossils at Deep Sea world

Thu 28 Jun 18

Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, is hosting special weekend events dedicated to the fascinating world of fossils.

PREHISTORIC: An introduction to fossils at Deep Sea World is taking place at the North Queensferry aquarium on Saturday, June 30th- Sunday, July 1st and Saturday, August 11th- Sunday, August 12th.

A series of talks and demonstrations throughout the weekend will focus on the fascinating lost world of dinosaurs and Jurassic sharks, and how we can use fossils to learn more about the prehistoric era.

There will also be the opportunity to take part in your very own paleontological excavation with a special ‘dig’ for fossils.

Located beneath the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge, Deep Sea World is Scotland’s national aquarium.

With more than 40 naturally-themed displays home to over 2,000 creatures - ranging from seahorses and stingrays to seals and sharks – the award-winning aquarium provides an incredible voyage of discovery through the planet’s rivers, lakes and oceans.

The incredible 4.5 million litre Underwater Safari is home to one of Europe's largest collections of sharks – including three-metre-long sand tiger sharks - as well as hundreds of other fascinating marine life like rays, wrasse and mackerel.

Don’t miss the outdoor Seal Harbour with its resident family of common seals.

Other displays feature everything from mudskippers and piranhas to lionfish and clownfish. Be sure to catch one of the more than 15 daily talks and feeding shows and watch the divers as they feed the sharks in the underwater tunnel. 

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