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Banffshire Coast News

It’s FIIIISH-MAAAAS at Macduff Marine Aquarium!

Macduff Marine Aquarium celebrated its 20th anniversary this year and has under gone a major refurbishment of the central kelp reef exhibit. The aquarium was closed for the summer while the work was carried out and the grand reopening and birthday celebration was a huge success with record breaking visitor numbers in October.


Now as the chill sets in Santa will be beginning his travels south. He visits the aquarium on the 16th and 17th of December to give the fish their Christmas dinner and see how they are settling into their newly redecorated home. Santa will don his SCUBA gear for his annual dive in the aquarium’s kelp tank with the usual twinkle in his eye. He has been keeping a list of the fish and knows which ones have been naughty or nice this year – Jemima the halibut will especially have to watch out as she is well known to be cheeky with the divers – she’ll need to be on her best behaviour if she’s to get her treat from Santa!

The aquarium’s newest shark, the starry smooth hound, is bound to get very special treats though!
Over the weekend, visitors can  enjoy the sea life of the Moray Firth, take part in the Twelve Days of Fishmas Trail, sing along with our community Christmas carollers, hear a Fishmas story and make some fishy Christmas crafts for those last minute gifts from the heart – festive fishy fun for all!


The aquarium is open 11am to 4pm, Santa dives at 2pm on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December. Entry costs are £7.25 for adults and £4.10 for children. 

 

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