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Post by BT » Tue 05 Sep 2017 14:28

Hi, I read somewhere that the aquarium is due to be demolished and re-built with work commencing in October 2017.

Does anyone know the date it closes from? I do appreciate that it will take them a few weeks to move all the exhibits!

I'm hoping to visit the aquarium the week commencing the 17th September.

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Post by Kate » Tue 05 Sep 2017 22:13

I read about the renovations recently....but can't remember when it closes. September rings a bell. Maybe best to ring ahead.

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Post by Sue » Wed 06 Sep 2017 07:35

Why not go to the new one just down the road in Banyuls sur Mer instead.
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Post by BT » Wed 06 Sep 2017 18:36

We went to the Banyuls aquarium a few years ago, has it been extended? One of my brothers hasn't been to the one in Canet , that is why it is on the list this year.

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Post by Sue » Wed 06 Sep 2017 19:25

Banyuls aquarium has moved to a completely new building not far from the old one.
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Post by BT » Wed 06 Sep 2017 19:27

Thanks for the update. Is it "Bigger & Better"?

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Post by Sue » Wed 06 Sep 2017 19:38

I haven't been but I believe so.
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Post by Webdoc » Wed 06 Sep 2017 21:00

Sue wrote:Banyuls aquarium has moved to a completely new building not far from the old one.
So it's in a new plaice?

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Post by Sue » Wed 06 Sep 2017 21:33

Yes in a new building just across the road from the old one
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Post by russell » Thu 07 Sep 2017 11:08

It appears from their website that they are only allowing guided visits which have to be booked in advance.
http://www.biodiversarium.fr/

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Post by CountryBoy » Fri 08 Sep 2017 21:08

So it's in a new plaice?

Moving premises is always tricky. Hopefully they don't flounder.

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Post by Kate » Fri 08 Sep 2017 23:12

It is intended to be much better, bigger and diverse. They recently invited press but were so far behind scedule that it was a bit embarrassing as there was nothing to see apart from a few sad sea creatures waiting to be properly placed. Lots of potential but still a bit of work to do.

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Post by BT » Fri 08 Sep 2017 23:51

Thanks for all the posts, I will try for Canet. Banuyls will have to wait for 2018

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Post by Webdoc » Sat 09 Sep 2017 09:00

CountryBoy wrote:So it's in a new plaice?

Moving premises is always tricky. Hopefully they don't flounder.
Those tanks are heavy. They must have had lots of mussel.

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Post by CountryBoy » Sat 09 Sep 2017 09:58

Webdoc wrote:
CountryBoy wrote:So it's in a new plaice?

Moving premises is always tricky. Hopefully they don't flounder.
Those tanks are heavy. They must have had lots of mussel.
They'll be fine if everyone works together and not be shellfish

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Post by Webdoc » Sat 09 Sep 2017 13:36

CountryBoy wrote:
Webdoc wrote:
CountryBoy wrote:So it's in a new plaice?

Moving premises is always tricky. Hopefully they don't flounder.
Those tanks are heavy. They must have had lots of mussel.
They'll be fine if everyone works together and not be shellfish
These puns are rather nauseating - I'm feeling quite eel.

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Post by CountryBoy » Sat 09 Sep 2017 18:51

Webdoc wrote:
CountryBoy wrote:
Webdoc wrote:
CountryBoy wrote:So it's in a new plaice?

Moving premises is always tricky. Hopefully they don't flounder.
Those tanks are heavy. They must have had lots of mussel.
They'll be fine if everyone works together and not be shellfish
These puns are rather nauseating - I'm feeling quite eel.

We can't have you getting sick, perhaps it's time to clam up.

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Post by Kate » Sun 10 Sep 2017 08:52

Cod we mullet over and make sure we're not talking pollacks? By the way Webdoc, are you a GP or a sturgeon?

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Post by Webdoc » Sun 10 Sep 2017 11:53

A GP actually, but I don't carp on about it.

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Post by CountryBoy » Sun 10 Sep 2017 12:12

Nice to see sKate has joined in.

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Post by Kate » Sun 10 Sep 2017 13:06

Tanks. I enjoy a good debait even though I'm a bit Koi. Looooooooooooool

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Post by CountryBoy » Sun 10 Sep 2017 15:09

Can the GP please help, I've developed red blotches on my arms. Do you think it's a wrasse?

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Post by martyn94 » Sun 10 Sep 2017 15:56

CountryBoy wrote:Can the GP please help, I've developed red blotches on my arms. Do you think it's a wrasse?
I could give you a slap round the face with a wet haddie. It wouldn't help much, but it might take your mind off it. Or at least that's how I cod myself.

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Post by Richard Handley » Mon 11 Sep 2017 14:54

My aunt from Yorkshire had a cure for a wrasse, she also rubbed it on turbot.

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Post by Helen » Mon 11 Sep 2017 21:21

This thread could knock you off your perch

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Post by Webdoc » Mon 11 Sep 2017 23:22

Or even make you crabby.

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Post by CountryBoy » Tue 12 Sep 2017 10:11

If people are getting crabby perhaps we should consider ending this thread? Mullet over.

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Post by CountryBoy » Tue 12 Sep 2017 10:52

Oops, mullet has already been used. Trying too hard to impress, I've dover soled my sense of humour.

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Post by Webdoc » Tue 12 Sep 2017 16:56

CountryBoy wrote:If people are getting crabby perhaps we should consider ending this thread? Mullet over.
This thread will grind to a halt on its own - just wait and sea.

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