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WE HAVE all been gripped by the Olympics, and to carry on the sporting celebrations, Blue Planet Aquarium is paying homage to some of the animal world's record breakers to the end of this month.

From sharp-shooting archer fish and diving ducks to marathon swimming sharks, long-jumping frogs, heavyweight lobsters and synchronised swimming seahorses - there's a whole host of highly impressive underwater record-breakers on display.

As part of the event, keepers have set up a series of Olympic-themed activities including tiny archery targets for the archer fish, long jump pits for the frogs and diving boards for the aquarium's tufted ducks - famed for their diving abilities.

Even the Cheshire Oaks' attraction's otters are getting involved in the action with their very own miniature water polo-themed outdoor ponds. ENORMOUS: Planet Kizzie with a giant And visitors to the aquarium will also be able to find out about the biggest, fastest, slowest, rarest, loudest and most deadly animals in the aquatic world.

Other record-breaking feats include the deepest dive, the oldest fish and the loudest animal sound ever recorded in the ocean.

Blue Planet Aquarium's Rebecca Collins says: "Everyone here at the aquarium has been caught up with the excitement of the London Olympics and we wanted to pay tribute to our own aquatic superstars.

"The marine world is home to some truly impressive record holders so we thought it was about time they got some recognition and the Aquatic Olympics is our way of paying tribute to them."

? Time Off has struck gold too with a competition to win three family tickets to Blue Planet Aquarium. Just tell us which of its creature have currently got their own polo-themed outdoor ponds.

Blue Aquarium''s Beaumont lobster Answers on a postcard with your name, age and address by August 20 to: Time Off/Blue Planet Aquarium, c/o Janet Tansley, Liverpool Echo, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool L69 3EB. The first three correct entries out of the hat will win. Usual ECHO competition rules apply.


ENORMOUS: Blue Planet Aquarium''s Kizzie Beaumont with a giant lobster
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 13, 2012
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