Every year The Deep welcomes a small number of students behind the scenes, allowing them to undertake crucial research for their end of year thesis, focusing on the marine environment.

Research opportunities encompass levels up to and including PhD and have allowed the students to progress into employment within the research sector both within the UK and out in the field working for species conservation. They also make strides in the continued development of aquarium husbandry, welfare practises and scientific discovery. By looking into topics such as behaviour, reproduction, feeding and habitats, they are not only working to complete their studies, but their findings can play a crucial role in the continual development of species management within aquariums.

Many of our students come from Hull University and are studying for either their Bachelors or Masters Degree in Marine Biology, Zoology or similar subjects. These studies have allowed them to progress onto complete a PhD in their chosen topic or provided them with the knowledge and experience needed to undertake conservation work out in the field and across the globe. 

You may see them around the aquarium with a dashing blue clip board or armed with a go-pro camera, if you spot them feel free to ask them about their project! 

MEET OUR STUDENTS...

Choon Fuller

Choon spent her time researching the Blue Spotted Ribbontail Rays and the Blue Spot Rays within our Lagoon of Light exhibit.

By examining the behavioural interactions between the two species during feed times, such as food competition, she aimed to establish if there was a dominance hierarchy present between the two separate species alongside the hierarchy that was already evident between individuals of the same species. Similar interactions between the rays and the juvenile Zebra sharks was also explored. 

Choon spent her time researching the Blue Spotted Ribbontail Rays and the Blue Spot Rays within our Lagoon of Light exhibit.

By examining the behavioural interactions between the two species during feed times, such as food competition, she aimed to establish if there was a dominance hierarchy present between the two separate species alongside the hierarchy that was already evident between individuals of the same species. Similar interactions between the rays and the juvenile Zebra sharks was also explored. 

Plan your visit

Opening Times

  • Open daily from 10am until 6pm. We are closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • Last admission is at 5pm, although we recommended you to arrive no later than 4pm
  • The Deep’s peak times are between 11am – 2pm, should you prefer a quieter environment please visit outside these times.
  • Car parking is available costing £3 for six hours. It can become full during school holidays. Alternative car parks can be found here

The Deep Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP

01482 381000 Any questions?

SAT NAV (HU9 1TU) this will take you to Tower Street, Hull, the nearest main road to The Deep.

Ticket Prices

Type of ticket Online On the day
Adult £12.15 £13.50
Child (aged 3 to 15) £10.35 £11.50
Children under 3 FREE FREE
Student* £11.25 £12.50
Senior (60+) £11.25 £12.50
Family of 4 (max 2 adults) £40.50 £45.00
Family of 5 (max 2 adults) £49.05 £54.50
Essential carer FREE FREE

* in full time education, valid NUS, University card or proof of age is required for school and Sixth form students.

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Safety Update

The Deep takes the safety and security of its staff and visitors seriously and continue to work with Counter Terrorism Police Officers to review security regimes on a regular basis. Whilst the details of such plans cannot be shared we have in place measures to respond to changes in the threat levels for international terrorism. In light of recent events the security within the building and external spaces has been reviewed.

For the safety and reassurance of visitors, The Deep reserves the right to carry out random bag searches at reception. To avoid delays, please avoid bringing large bags and rucksacks.

As per Government guidelines more information on how to play your part can be found on line. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/stay-safe-film https://www.mi5.gov.uk/what-you-can-do

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