Japanese Crab at Sea Life Brighton

A new exhibition called Claws will open on 1st April at Sea Life Brighton, which will have a focus on creatures that live in shells. 

This installation will welcome a host of new shell-dwelling creatures for visitors to see and gain a better understanding of.

One of the highlights of the exhibition will be two Japanese spider crabs. The larger of the two crabs has a leg span of 1.3 metres and can grow to the size of a car.

Visitors will also get to see the peacock mantis shrimp, said to be one of the most brightly coloured animals in the world. Groups can learn that despite its exterior, it is a feared predator under the sea.

Groups visiting Claws will also get to enjoy the Tidal Tank, which will showcase the sea creatures often found around the UK’s shores, such as velvet crabs, starfish and green urchins.

The interactive exhibition aims to shine a light on the crustacean group which is one of the ocean’s oldest varieties with around 70,000 species in existence.

More for groups at Sea Life Brighton

Highlights for groups include feeding demonstrations which take place throughout the day, an interactive rock pool and the 360 degree Ocean Tunnel, which allows visitors to get a closer look at the sea creatures as they swim above the glass.

Sea Life Brighton also offers visitors the chance to experience the marine world from a glass bottomed boat.

Special rates are available for groups with ten or more members, and familiarisation trips can be arranged for GTOs.

Sea Life Brighton is one of the world’s oldest operating aquariums, and has been open to visitors for more than 140 years.

The aquarium is home to more than 3,500 creatures including sharks, turtles, seahorses, rays, and an anaconda.

For more information, visit www.visitsealife.com/brighton.