On this Day, 28 March 1874: the carnivorous star of Brighton Aquarium

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On 28 March 1874, the Brighton Herald newspaper described some of the stars of the recently opened Brighton Aquarium.

The journalist seems to have been particularly struck by the diet of a salmon on display. According to its ‘nurse’ this fish ate ‘blood worms, and rump steaks and biscuits’.

 

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