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Octopus Quiz: Do You Know Your Octopus Facts?

The octopus has been on this earth for an incredibly long time, with ancestors of this majestic creature spanning back to around 330 million years. They are fascinating and beautiful to look at, with their rounded bodies and long arms. While many octopuses live along the ocean floor, there are some that live much closer … Continued

How Big is an Octopus? Comparing the World’s Octopuses

Octopuses are some of the most intriguing and fascinating creatures on the planet, with its name literally meaning “eight legs” in Greek. With many different types of octopus out there in the world’s oceans, each species has its own interesting features and characteristics. Octopuses come in all different shapes and sizes, not to mention their … Continued

Types of Seahorses and How They Differ

Aside from the fact that they’re kind of adorable, how much do you really know about seahorses (Hippocampus)? Did you know, for instance, that they don’t have stomachs? Or that they’re infamously awful at swimming? And were you aware that there are 47 distinct species of seahorses, of which 14 were discovered in the last … Continued

Which Sea Creatures can be Found off the Coast of Hastings?

Here at Hastings Aquarium, we’re in a very fortunate position. Not only are our wonderful exhibits brimming with rare, colourful and exotic species, but we’re a mere hop, skip and jump away from the English Channel – where a whole host of native and migratory creatures can be found. And that got us thinking: which … Continued

What is an Archerfish? 5 Facts You Should Know

The oceans are full of marine life that we still don’t know much about, and there’s no doubt a number of species that you’ve never heard of! One such creature is the archerfish, which is a very unique species indeed. Archerfish (Labrus jaculator) belong to a tropical fish family, consisting of just 10 species. Also … Continued


Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of August 2023 11.30am – 16:00pm @ Hastings Aquarium This summer holiday, Hastings Aquarium is playing host to a breath-taking, real-life mermaid! On Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of August, visitors can take part in a live ‘Meet and Greet’ with the magnificent Mermaid ‘Waterdragon’. She will be greeting and … Continued

An exciting new addition to Hastings Aquarium!

There is much excitement at Hastings Aquarium this summer as we welcome our newest, most enigmatic resident—the common octopus. This amazing animal is about to grace the aquarium with its astonishing intelligence, adaptive abilities, and mesmerizing presence. Our team of experts at Hastings Aquarium are gearing up to provide an inviting new home for this … Continued

A Guide to Holidays in Hastings

Hastings might be famous for a lot of its historical and cultural influences, but there’s definitely more to it than meets the eye. Holidaymakers have been flocking to this corner of England for many years because of its seaside charm. Planning to holiday in Hastings and looking for activities, things to do and places to … Continued

Are Fish Reptiles?

Ever wondered whether fish are reptiles? They both live in water, so they must be right? The similarities don’t stop there either, so surely, they are? Well, not quite. To put it bluntly: no, fish are not reptiles. But we’ll get to the bottom of things in a lot more detail for you below… What … Continued

What’s the Difference Between a Squid and an Octopus?

Octopuses and squids are basically the same, right? Not quite! Although they’re both cephalopods and share similar visual characteristics, the squid and the octopus are actually very different animals. Habitat, behaviour, lifespan and defence mechanisms; there’s much that sets them apart – including some cool traits that make these tentacled critters some of the most unique … Continued

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