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Exploris Aquarium team up with local O2 franchise stores
Thu 8th August 2019

Exploris Aquarium is happy to announce that we have teamed up with MMD Communications an O2 Franchise to offer customers a further 25% off a family ticket at our three main attractions.

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The unnamed seal
Can you name our unnamed seal pup…
Tue 9th July 2019

3 new seal pups arrived at the seal sanctuary last week – Simba, Merida and a 3rd seal which is currently nameless….can you help us find a name?

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Amphitrite and Doris seal release
Final farewell to Amphitrite, Doris and the 2018/19 Seal Season at Exploris Aquarium
Sat 6th July 2019

On Sunday 14th July the public and the Exploris Aquarium seal rescue team will gather at Knockinelder beach, Co.Down to say farewell to grey seals Amphitrite and Doris. They have been at Exploris Aquarium’s seal sanctuary for 10 months and are now well enough to be released back to their natural home. Both seals where…

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International Year of the Salmon display at Exploris Aquarium
Exploris Aquarium celebrates the International Year of the Salmon
Thu 13th June 2019

Exploris Aquarium, Portaferry, have created a display to celebrate and raise awareness of the International Year of the Salmon 2019. The new display features farmed Salmon on loan from the River Bush Salmon Station.

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Steve the seal was rescued in 2018
ATTENTION: Seal Pups Alert!
Tue 28th May 2019

During June, July and August common seals will give birth to pups on beaches across Northern Ireland. If you see a seal pup this is what you should do…

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Vote for Exploris Aquarium as NI's Best Small Visitor Attraction
Exploris Aquarium Shortlisted for NI’s ‘Best’ Small Visitor Attraction
Wed 1st May 2019

Exploris Aquarium has been shortlisted for NI’s ‘Best’ Small Visitor Attraction in a competition hosted by Tourism NI and Belfast City Airport. Please show us your support and vote for us!

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JC Loggerhead turtle now on display at Exploris Aquarium
Meet ‘JC’ the rare rescued turtle at Exploris Aquarium
Fri 15th March 2019

The Loggerhead Turtle which was found washed up on a beach in Co.Donegal is now well enough to go on display at Exploris Aquarium.

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Loggerhead Turtle at Exploris Aquarium
Vulnerable Loggerhead Turtle in care at Exploris Aquarium
Thu 17th January 2019

On the early hours of Monday morning the seal rescue team at Exploris Aquarium made the 5 hour journey from Portaferry to Co.Donegal to follow up on reports of a very lost loggerhead turtle which had been washed up on the beach.

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Exploris Aquarium Seal Release
‘Seal’ you later Loki, Freya and Juno!
Wed 31st October 2018

On Sunday morning the public and the Exploris Aquarium seal rescue team gathered at Knockinelder beach, Co.Down to say farewell to common seals Loki, Freya and Juno. They were released back to their natural home after being successfully rescued and rehabilitated at the Exploris Aquarium seal sanctuary. The recovered seals had been saved from various…

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New otter pups at Exploris Aquarium
It’s a boy… and 3 girls for the Exploris Aquarium otter family!
Thu 9th August 2018

Exploris Aquarium & Seal Sanctuary are currently celebrating their third otter litter, which is the largest they’ve welcomed to date. On the 26th June Asian Short Clawed Otter, Sungari, gave birth to 4 healthy pups. Now 5 weeks old the news had been kept under wraps to protect the new born and ensure that all…

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