The Deep is involved in research and conservation schemes all around the world. This activity is at the heart of everything we do and without your support as customers, much of this vital work could not happen. Below you can see a snapshot of some of the projects we are working on.
Big Fish Campaign
The Deep has been working to raise awareness of just how big some species of pet fish can grow to in a bid to educate customers on the most suitable species to buy.
Since 2002, The Deep has organised regular beach cleans at Hessle Foreshore as part of the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Beachwatch national beach cleaning programme.
Breeding & Monitoring
The Deep is involved in a number of European Aquarium and Zoo Association (EAZA) Breeding Programmes to help conserve threatened and endangered species.
The Deep launched Project Penguin in 2014. Thanks to your generosity we have been able to contribute to penguin conservation across the globe.
The Tansy beetle has been called “The Jewel Of York” for its beautiful, iridescent green colour. Once plentiful around the UK, it is now restricted to the banks of the River...
The Deep has achieved great successes culturing and displaying several species of jellyfish and has achieved a number of UK firsts.
Protecting Manta rays
The Deep is working with Equipe Cousteau on a pioneering tagging and monitoring programme to safeguard the future of Manta rays in the Red Sea.
IUCN Red List Officer
The Deep has financed the UK's first International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Marine Officer helping to assess 20,000 marine species by 2020.
The Deep sponsored a ranger for a year in the Atlantic Rainforest to focus on conserving and protecting land and endangered species.
A collaborative project, bringing together research institutions, zoos and public aquaria to work on developing a better understanding of keeping reef building corals.
Pink Sea Fan
In a collaborative project, wild colonies were collected to investigate optimal conditions for the health of this vulnerable species.
Launched in October 2009 The Deep worked to help develop a coherent network of marine protected areas around The English coast.
Fen Raft Spiders
The Deep along with other BIAZA members fostered juvenile Fen Raft spiders as part of a project to help protect the UKs largest and most endangered spider.