Animal Handling News

Browse our news articles to learn more about how our products are helping Zoos and Aquariums around the world.

Retro Raw Conference 2019

Retro Raw Conference 2019

We are proud to be exhibiting at the RAW 2019 @ the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

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Annual Stingray Physicals, using our Ray Tray and 'Venom Defender' Animal Handling Gloves

Annual Stingray Physicals, using our Ray Tray and 'Venom Defender' Animal Handling Gloves

We are excited to see the Sealife Michigan team using our Small Ray Tray to conduct the annual physicals on their stingrays.

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The Blue Planet moves fish using our Rubber Landing Net

The Blue Planet moves fish using our Rubber Landing Net

We are well pleased to see that The Blue Planet in Denmark is using our Rubber Landing Net to retrieve fish from their ocean tank.

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Venomous sea snake gives birth at the Blue Planet

Venomous sea snake gives birth at the Blue Planet

The blue Planet team has provided a beautiful video showing the retrieval of Venomous Sea Snake baby.

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Stingray Examinations at the Houston Zoo

Stingray Examinations at the Houston Zoo

We are well chuffed to see the Houston Zoo team utilising our Rubber Landing Nets and 'Venom Defender' Animal Handling Gloves to conduct medical examinations of their Stingrays.

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Blue Planet operate on a large Stingray

Blue Planet operate on a large Stingray

We are grateful to The Blue Planet team for sharing their experience of medically treating a Large Stingray.

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The MAID (Marine Animal Isolation Device) used at The Deep to isolate Turtles
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The MAID (Marine Animal Isolation Device) used at The Deep to isolate Turtles

We are proud to have received beautiful footage from The Deep in Hull, UK, of our Marine Animal Isolation Device (MAID) being used to isolate Sea Turtles.

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Visit us at the 10th International Aquarium Congress in Japan

Visit us at the 10th International Aquarium Congress in Japan

We are proud to be exhibiting at the 10th International Aquarium Congress in Japan in Fukushima, Japan.

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New sharks arrive at the National Marine Aquarium

New sharks arrive at the National Marine Aquarium

James Wright, Marcus Williams and their team have created a beautiful video of a recent arrival of 2 Sandbar Sharks.

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Our Rubber Landing Nets used at Flying Sharks

Our Rubber Landing Nets used at Flying Sharks

Thanks to Lewis Cocks for sharing these photos showing our Rubber Landing Nets in use at Flying Sharks.

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Medical examination of a Sand Tiger Shark using The Aquarium Vet Shark Bag
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Medical examination of a Sand Tiger Shark using The Aquarium Vet Shark Bag

We are extremely pleased to have received wonderful video footage from our friends at the Florida Aquarium. It shows a Sand Tiger shark being caught with The Aquarium Vet Shark Bag and then subjected to a medical examination.

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Transporting a 137kg Rescued Sea Turtle
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Transporting a 137kg Rescued Sea Turtle

One of the biggest and oldest giant green sea turtles in Britain has arrived at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham in Birmingham - say hello to 78-year-old Gulliver!

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A Routine Physical Examination For A Wobbegong Shark using our gloves
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A Routine Physical Examination For A Wobbegong Shark using our gloves

Once again we are excited to see that Rebecca Bray and her team at Mystic Aquarium are using our Venom Defender Animal Handling Gloves to safely conduct a routine physical examination for a Wobbegong Shark.

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Sealife Manchester transports Japanese Spider Crabs with our new carrier
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Sealife Manchester transports Japanese Spider Crabs with our new carrier

Recently we were asked by the Sealife group to design a Japanese Spider Crab Carrier.

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Green Moray Eel gets a checkup at Mystic Aquarium
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Green Moray Eel gets a checkup at Mystic Aquarium

We are very proud to see that Rebecca Bray and her team at Mystic Aquarium have used our Venom Defender Animal Handling Gloves to safely conduct a health check up of a Green Moray Eel.

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Baby otters get their first health check-ups with the help of our gloves
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Baby otters get their first health check-ups with the help of our gloves

Five baby otters have been given their first ever health check-ups at Chester Zoo with the help of our Animal Handling Gloves.

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The Secret Life of the Zoo is nominated for a BAFTA TV award

The Secret Life of the Zoo is nominated for a BAFTA TV award

We're proud to see that Chester Zoo's hit TV series has been nominated for a BAFTA TV Award.

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Animal Charity PDSA equips each of their hospitals with Venom Defender Gloves

Animal Charity PDSA equips each of their hospitals with Venom Defender Gloves

We are proud to have supplied each of the 51 PDSA hospitals in the UK with our Venom Defender Gloves.

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Transporting adult Lemon Sharks using our small carrier

Transporting adult Lemon Sharks using our small carrier

We are pleased to have received footage of two 32 year old Lemon Sharks being transported from Emmen Zoo to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth.

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A Second Chance for Rescued Stingrays

A Second Chance for Rescued Stingrays

From almost-tragedy to a thriving second chance - see how these rescued stingrays are doing at their new home.

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Handling a Giant Lobster with our Venom Defender Animal Handling Gloves

Handling a Giant Lobster with our Venom Defender Animal Handling Gloves

We are pleased to be presented with these photos of James Robson and his team at Sealife London handling a Giant Lobster with our Venom Defender gloves.

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Moving Moray Eels with 'The Aquarium Vet Shark Bag' in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Moving Moray Eels with 'The Aquarium Vet Shark Bag' in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

We're delighted to have received this report from Lewis Cocks in which he explains how The Aquarium Vet Shark Bag has been helping them to move Moray Eels.

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Visit us at the 2018 Regional Aquatics Workshop

Visit us at the 2018 Regional Aquatics Workshop

We are exhibiting at the 2018 Regional Aquatics Workshop in Tampa, Florida, hosted by the Florida Aquarium.

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Conference of the European Union of Aquarium Curators (EUAC)

Conference of the European Union of Aquarium Curators (EUAC)

We are exhibiting at the 2017 conference of the European Union of Aquarium Curators (EUAC) at Royal Burgers’ Zoo, Arnhem, The Netherlands from Monday October 23rd - to Friday October 27th.

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Vet check-up for a 140kg Loggerhead Turtle

Vet check-up for a 140kg Loggerhead Turtle

We are very happy to have received these photos from Dingle Oceanworld after they used our Extra Strong/Large Sea Turtle Carrier to inspect a 140kg Loggerhead Turtle!

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Behind the scenes at Sealife London featuring our products

Behind the scenes at Sealife London featuring our products

We are extremely proud to see our products being used by Sealife London during a TV documentary on the Discovery Channel.

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Transporting marine life to Aquarium de Biarritz in France using our Ray Tray

Transporting marine life to Aquarium de Biarritz in France using our Ray Tray

Jeffrey de Pauw has sent us a beautiful video of a delivery made by De Jong Marine Life to Aquarium de Biarritz in France.

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Otter pups at Chester Zoo get Microchipped with the help of our Gloves

Otter pups at Chester Zoo get Microchipped with the help of our Gloves

Great to see our flagship product featured on Channel 4's Secret Life of the Zoo!

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Universeum Sweden using our Small Ray Tray

Universeum Sweden using our Small Ray Tray

Curator Terese Österberg has so kindly presented us with photographs of our Small Ray Tray in use at UNIVERSEUM in Sweden.

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Inspecting a Giant Lobster at Sealife using our gloves

Inspecting a Giant Lobster at Sealife using our gloves

Chris Brown at Sealife inspects a Giant Lobster with the help of our Venom Defender Gloves.

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De Jong Marine Life in Holland using feeding grippers to feed sharks

De Jong Marine Life in Holland using feeding grippers to feed sharks

We are delighted to have received this video from Jeffrey De Pauw at De Jong Marine Life. It shows the ease of use and versatility of our Feeding Grippers when offering food to Rhina ancylostoma & big black tips.

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Visit us at the 2017 Regional Aquatics Workshop

Visit us at the 2017 Regional Aquatics Workshop

We are exhibiting at the 2017 Regional Aquarium Workshop in Boston, USA and welcome you to visit out booth.

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Nurse Shark transported through the desert with the help of our carrier

Nurse Shark transported through the desert with the help of our carrier

We are proud to have received great feedback from Lewis Cocks at Issham Aquatics after they used our Large Shark Carrier to move their Nurse Shark.

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Visit us at the 2016 International Aquarium Conference

Visit us at the 2016 International Aquarium Conference

We are exhibiting at the 2016 International Aquarium Conference in Vancouver from 25th - 30th September.

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Transporting Stumpy the 200kg Stringray

Transporting Stumpy the 200kg Stringray

Sealife Sydney Aquarium recently needed to move a 200k g Short tail Stingray (Dasyatis brevicaudata) to Manly Sea-Life Sanctuary across the bay.

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Our Leg Guards protect keepers whilst feeding ice lollies to the Otters at Sealife
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Our Leg Guards protect keepers whilst feeding ice lollies to the Otters at Sealife

We are proud to see our ‘Venom Defender’ Leg Guards used again by James Robson and his team at Sealife Birmingham whilst working with their Otters.

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Catching Bats at Chester Zoo with the help of our gloves
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Catching Bats at Chester Zoo with the help of our gloves

Tim Rowlands and his team at Chester Zoo conduct a Bat stock take...

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Moving a Male Southern Ray at Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium in Arizona
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Moving a Male Southern Ray at Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium in Arizona

We are pleased to have received these photos from Jeff Beals at Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium in Arizona.

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Our Gloves protect vets & veterinary nurses from cat bites and scratches
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Our Gloves protect vets & veterinary nurses from cat bites and scratches

After successfully launching our animal handling gloves as protection against the bites and scratches of cats at the London Vet Show, we are excited to have received photographs from Megan at Wood Street Veterinary Hospital.

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Ultra Sound at London Zoo Aquarium with the help of our Gloves
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Ultra Sound at London Zoo Aquarium with the help of our Gloves

At the end of last year Curator of Aquarium at ZSL London Zoo Brian Zimmerman’s team performed an ultrasound on one of their Potamotrygon hystrix stingrays.

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Our Shark Carrier helps the National Marine Aquarium to move Lemon Sharks
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Our Shark Carrier helps the National Marine Aquarium to move Lemon Sharks

We are delighted to see the team at the National Marine Aquarium successfully moving Lemon Sharks with the help of our Shark Carrier.

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Transporting a 6ft Ray Shark using our Shark Carrier, Ray Tray and Gloves
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Transporting a 6ft Ray Shark using our Shark Carrier, Ray Tray and Gloves

1-2-1 (Animal Handling) Products Ltd is proud to present footage from the BBC2 program 'Penguins on a plane: Great Animal Moves'.

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ZSL London Zoo using our Arm Guards whilst working with Penguins
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ZSL London Zoo using our Arm Guards whilst working with Penguins

We are proud to announce that Suzana Matyasova and her team at ZSL London Zoo are now using our Arm Guards as protection against the pecks from penguins.

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Health checks for Tiger cubs and Cheetahs at Chester Zoo
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Health checks for Tiger cubs and Cheetahs at Chester Zoo

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Transporting 6 Black Tipped Reef Sharks
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Transporting 6 Black Tipped Reef Sharks

We are proud to announce that our RayTray has been used to successfully move six black tipped reef sharks from Sea Life Weymouth to Sea Life Manchester.

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Helping to rescue a trapped pregnant shark
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Helping to rescue a trapped pregnant shark

Learn how our Ray Tray helped the Weymouth Sea Life team rescue a pregnant Smooth-hound shark that had become trapped in a storm drain in Dorset.

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Leg Guard protection from the Otters at Sealife
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Leg Guard protection from the Otters at Sealife

At Sealife in Birmingham, a new otter enclosure was built, and staff were provided with our Protective Leg Guards to try out.

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Sealife Jesolo Italy transport a Sea Turtle with our carrier

Sealife Jesolo Italy transport a Sea Turtle with our carrier

We are proud to have recently helped Sealife - Jesolo, Italy transport a Sea Turtle using our Sea Turtle Carrier.

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Transporting marine animals for the opening of Sealife Manchester
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Transporting marine animals for the opening of Sealife Manchester

In this news feature we head to Manchester where displays curator Lucy Handel and the team at Sealife are preparing for opening and introducing the new Marine animals.

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Repair service for broken nets
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Repair service for broken nets

As well as providing strong and safe rubber landing nets to help with the catching and transporting of marine animals, we now also offer a repair / upgrade service.

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Testing our gloves on the penguins at London Zoo
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Testing our gloves on the penguins at London Zoo

We're back at London Zoo - this time with Zuzana Matyasova who is in charge of the penguins to see how our Animal Handling Gloves protect against their beaks.

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Caring for Bat Eared Foxes at Reasheath College, Nantwich
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Caring for Bat Eared Foxes at Reasheath College, Nantwich

In this news feature we join Kevin Palmer at Reaseheath College in Nantwich, Cheshire to see how the Venom Defender Animal Handling Gloves are helping to care for the Bat Eared Foxes.

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Specialised Rubber Landing Nets at Sealife Birmingham
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Specialised Rubber Landing Nets at Sealife Birmingham

We are proud to announce that Sealife Birmingham has been using our specialized rubber landing nets successfully.

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Feeding a Sea Turtle with our Feeding Grippers
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Feeding a Sea Turtle with our Feeding Grippers

We are proud to announce that Sealife in Birmingham has been using our newly designed Feeding Gripper to feed a Giant Sea Turtle.

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Inspecting the Otter pups at Chester Zoo
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Inspecting the Otter pups at Chester Zoo

Back on January 31st, Chester Zoo in the UK welcomed two new Asian Small-Clawed Otter pups to their family.

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Inspecting Caiman Lizards at Chester Zoo
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Inspecting Caiman Lizards at Chester Zoo

In this news feature we're back at Chester Zoo where curator of lower vertebrates & invertebrates Gerardo Garcia and his team are inspecting some new arrivals - 2 Caiman Lizards.

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Handling Bats at Chester Zoo
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Handling Bats at Chester Zoo

In this news feature we visit Fruit Bat Forest at Chester Zoo to hear learn how the Venom Defender animal handling gloves have helped staff prepare for a BBC documentary.

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Inspecting a Dwarf Mongoose at Chester Zoo
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Inspecting a Dwarf Mongoose at Chester Zoo

In this news feature we're at Chester Zoo where keepers are inspecting the Dwarf Mongoose with the help of our Animal Handling Gloves.

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Handling Stingrays and Sharks at Sealife Weymouth
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Handling Stingrays and Sharks at Sealife Weymouth

In this news feature we take a look at how our Animal Handling Gloves and the Ray Tray have been used at Sealife in Weymouth to overcome the challenges faced when moving Sharks and Stingrays.

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Helping to move a Bowmouth Guitar Fish at Sealife
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Helping to move a Bowmouth Guitar Fish at Sealife

We were delighted to see how our Ray Tray has helped James Robs on and his team move a Bowmouth Guitar Fish at Sealife in Birmingham.

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Transporting sharks from Sealife Blackpool to London
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Transporting sharks from Sealife Blackpool to London

In this news feature we visit Sealife in Blackpool as they take on the challenge of transporting Sharks from their tanks in Blackpool to London.

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Inspecting a Fruit Bat with our Animal Handling Gloves
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Inspecting a Fruit Bat with our Animal Handling Gloves

Andy Laister, who lives in Jakarta Indonesia, sent us photographs of himself handling a stray Fruit Bat whilst wearing Venom Defender Animal Handling Gloves.

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Transporting a shark as part of Sealife's breed rescue sheme
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Transporting a shark as part of Sealife's breed rescue sheme

A shark has been transported more than 120 miles across England in a bid to encourage him to breed.

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Looking back at the National Aquarium Conference in Liverpool
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Looking back at the National Aquarium Conference in Liverpool

We're back from a fantastic NAC in Liverpool where we had the pleasure of meeting and chatting to many interesting people in the business.

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Health check for the Humboldt Penguins at Sealife
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Health check for the Humboldt Penguins at Sealife

Fiona Smith and her team at Sealife in Weymouth, UK recently gave the Humboldt Penguins a health check with the help of our Protective Arm Guards.

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The rescue of Marine Animals during recent storms
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The rescue of Marine Animals during recent storms

We are proud to find that one of our flagship products has been instrumental during the rescue of marine animals during the recent storms on the East Coast of the UK.

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