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Macduff Marine Aquarium

A visit to Macduff Marine Aquarium, situated right on the scenic Banffshire Coast, is an absolute "must" for anyone - it is one of the top visitor attractions in the North-east - and gives visitors a chance to really get to know the locals - of the fishy kind!

Featuring the sea life of the Moray Firth, the aquarium provides a fascinating insight into our local marine environment - allowing the visitor to explore this beautiful underwater world without even getting their feet wet. The aquarium's  innovative exhibits lead the visitor from the coast, with estuary and rocky shore displays, out to the kelp reef, deep rocky reefs and sandy sea floor. The central kelp exhibit is unique in Britain and holds an amazing variety of fish, invertebrates and seaweeds usually only seen by scuba divers who brave the chilly waters.

See the aquarium's exhibit on jellyfish – they may look like quivering blobs, but you'll discover there's a whole lot more to jellyfish than first meets the eye! As well as coming face to face with hundreds of fishy characters, visitors can get a feel for seashore life at the newly upgraded touch pools. There is also a live camera link with the gannet colony of Troup Head - visitors are able to see right into gannets' nests and watch developing chicks over the course of the bird breeding season.

In addition to the exhibits, friendly and knowledgable staff give regular presentations and feed shows throughout the day - don't miss seeing the divers hand feeding the fish in the kelp tank. Free quizzes and colouring sheets are available for kids and tickets are valid all day.

For more information see www.macduff-aquarium.org.uk

The aquarium is open year round:

Summer (1st April - 31st October):

Open Mondays - Fridays from 10am to 5pm; Weekends from 11am to 5pm

Winter (1st November - 31st March)

Open Saturdays to Wednesdays from 11am to 4pm (closed on Thursdays and Fridays)

For further information, check www.macduff-aquarium.org.uk or call 01261 833369

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