Turtle named Boris included in aquarium’s 6,000-creature annual stocktake

The count includes a 27-year-old turtle named Boris, 298 clownfish, and four tropical milk frogs.

Turtle named Boris included in aquarium’s 6,000-creature annual stocktake

Sea Life London Aquarium has dived into its annual “count and clean” stocktake of its creatures in preparation for the year ahead.

Expert aquarists have plunged into the water with calculators in hand to kick off their count of the attraction’s 6,000 creatures, including a 27-year-old green sea turtle named Boris who measures 1.5 metres (five feet) in length.

The activity allows aquarists to examine the creatures and create strong bonds with them, as well as clean the windows to the wet wonderland.

Sea Life London Aquarium milk frog being measured
The milk frog is one of the aquarium’s smallest species, measuring at just eight centimetres long (PA)

“Whilst our aquarists have lots of fun trying to count all of the amazing creatures in our collection, we also perform an early spring clean to help us maintain the health and wellbeing of our creatures both now and for future generations to come.”

Sea Life London Aquarium measuring an octopus
The event allows aquarists to get up close and personal to the marine species in their care (PA)

The experts will also survey 298 clownfish and 90 marble jellyfish as they work to spruce up the South Bank attraction for visitors.

Most Read

Sorry, we are not accepting comments on this article.

Top Stories

More From The Guernsey Press

UK & International News