Visitors to the Blue Reef Aquarium in Hastings are being invited to help find ‘Nemo’ and his friends over the October Half Term holidays (October 22nd-30th).
The aquarium has put together a special trail featuring many of the real live fishy characters featured in the hugely successful animated Disney film Finding Nemo.
Young visitors will be able to spot Bubbles, Dory, Nemo, Bloat the blowfish, Bob the seahorse and Jacques the cleaner shrimp on the trail.
Every tank which features one of the fishy characters has a sign next to it providing more information and fun facts on the real species.
As well as being a fun way for youngsters to find their way around the aquarium Blue Reef also hope it will inspire a greater interest in the marine world in general.
Blue Reef‘s Chris Ireland said: “Finding Nemo has had a huge effect on our visitors. Everyone now knows what a clown fish looks like and is much more aware of the incredible variety of creatures found in the world’s oceans”.
“We’re hoping to use the film’s amazing popularity as a springboard to get youngsters more interested in the marine world in general”.
“When they see Nemo and the other characters are actually based on real creatures it encourages them to relate much more closely to the other marine creatures we have here at the aquarium and also those living around our shores,” he added.
Blue Reef Aquarium, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings. Open daily from 10am. Visit www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk or phone 01424 718776 for more information.