Anglesey Sea Zoo
This zoo opened in 1983 as an offshoot of a lobster hatching programme. The hatchery was created to re-stock local waters, after a dramatic decline in the lobster population as a result of over-fishing and degrading of the lobsters’ habitat. Visitors to the zoo can see juveniles at various stages of development, although most young lobsters are released into the wild aged three to six months.
The sea zoo also takes part in a seahorse breeding programme which involves other aquariums, academics and conservation societies. The zoo is one of very few places which have managed to breed short-snouted seahorses in captivity. This species is native to UK waters.
An emergency service based at Anglesey Sea Zoo rescues dolphins, seals, seabirds and other marine animals which need help. It was established after staff from the zoo were involved in the rescue of a rare striped dolphin which had become stranded in 1995.
Postcode: LL61 6TQ