Friday, 1 May 2009



Alton Towers Resort forced to bring in aquatic ‘sexpert’ as fish go bonking mad at new SEA LIFE aquarium

Spring is the season of new beginnings and this year, that is definitely holding true at the new Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE aquarium at the Alton Towers Resort. The aquarium’s marine life, which includes rays, sharks and seahorses, have gone into mating overdrive and surprised the aquarist team with a bumper crop of babies - so much so, that the Resort has drafted in a reproductive expert, who will be on hand this Bank Holiday weekend to answer any difficult questions, regarding the SEA LIFE shenanigans.

Since the opening in March, two baby Bamboo sharks and around 60 baby seahorses have hatched, plus staff have started noticing a number of the animals cavorting during opening hours, including the aquarium’s ugly Horseshoe Crabs.

To assist with the barrage of associated embarrassing questions, and as part of the attraction’s wider educational role, this weekend, the Resort will provide the services of a resident aquatic ‘sexpert’ should parents wish to divert the questions elsewhere!

Morwenna Angove, Sales and Marketing Director for the Alton Towers Resort said: "Our wonderful new SEA LIFE aquarium is a family attraction and as well as providing a fantastic insight into over 300 species of marine life, we are committed to ensuring education plays an important role within the attraction. Many of our visitors have been noticing that some of our species have been particularly active lately, so we have decided to ensure an expert is on hand to explain what is going on".


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