New Tourist Attraction Opens On Bryher

bryher aquariumIslanders and visitors will now be able to see the islands’ rich-sea life without getting wet.

Richard and Sheila Drew have opened a small aquarium over the weekend at their Bryher boatyard and chandlery.

They’ve recycled the island’s old water tanks from Watch Hill and added viewing panel portals to create a nautical feel.

It’s been a 5-week building project for Richard. He says he’s been planning a fish and sea life display for years and it’s something he’s been interested in since his childhood growing up in the Devon fishing town of Brixham.

The water in the tanks is replenished with fresh seawater regularly and Richard says Bryher boy Seamus Pender has been helping to collect live exhibits when he goes out to check lobster pots with his grandfather.

At the moment the aquarium houses sea urchin and dogfish and Richard says it’s a work in progress.

The tank is free to view outside the Bryher Boatyard Chandlery.

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