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20th July 2017

A big thank you to our Head of Animal Care and Research, Graham Hill for being such a good sport as we raised money for Pied4APorpoise... a pie-ing from 17 members of staff is no mean feat! 

With a minimum challenge of $30 set, we were delighted to raise £44.80 ($58.54) which has been sent to Vaquita CPR. This money will directly contribute to the conservation and protection efforts for the critically endangered Vaquita porpoise.

Graham was nominated by Tony from TRACKS – our animal records software. In turn we have nominated staff from Birmingham Sealife Centre, National Marine Aquarium and ZSL London Zoo Aquarium. We look forward to them showing their support too!

And in case you missed it, see Grahams valiant effort here (skip to 1 minute in for the pie-ing!).



10th July 2017

Citizen science schemes are a great way of helping you local community. Here at The Deep, we organise activities throughout the year, aimed at preserving local marine life and raising awareness of how modern life impacts on the environment. 

The Deep has already conducted its first Beach Clean of the year but has a second coming up in September - the perfect oppertunity to get involved and do your bit for the environment!

We have been carrying out annual beach cleans at Hull's Hessle Foreshore since 2002 in conjunction with the Marine Conservation Society and as a result have collected a staggering 1,028kg of rubbish in an effort to keep our shorelines looking clean and minimising the threat to local marine life. Each piece of litter collected is identified, weighed and recorded before being carefully disposed of. The data collected goes towards the MCS national survey, which is used to raise awareness of the impact of litter on the environment, as well as adding weight to changes in legislation to reduce litter on beaches.

Getting involved in a conservation event is not only a great way to contribute to the wellbeing of UK coastlines and marine life, it also presents an excellent opportunity to have fun with family, friends and like-minded individuals. We are delighted to see so many of the local community getting involved - and ensuring these events are fully subscribed! 



1st July 2017

Following the successful launch of The Deep’s Marine Art exhibition for 2017, we are delighted to welcome our fourth artist in the series, Hull-born photographer Nick Hunt. A selection of his images will be on show throughout July and August in our third floor gallery. Nick is an underwater photographer who now lives in Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand where he was working as a dive instructor before turning his attention to underwater photography.

After leaving a corporate career in 2008 he travelled for 2 years before settling into life in South East Asia. Since making the decision to leave the UK he has crossed continents and dived in many oceans.  As well as exploring the underwater world he has enjoyed his time exploring new cultures and meeting new people from many backgrounds. He's passionate about sharing his knowledge of the ocean with his dive students and his photographic skills has provided them with an experience of a lifetime.

Nick also shares his adventures on his blog , showcasing the amazing species he has witnessed on his travels with readers.



29th June 2017

Our 'Tend to a Tansy' project has been a real success and we wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has taken time to help grow seeds with us - the Environment AgencyUniversity of Hull Horticultural department, Ings Primary School and of course our very own staff from The Deep and The Deep Business Centre. 

So far, we have around 400 plants, with more on the way. Staff from both The Deep and volunteers from the Tansy Beetle Action group will be gathering together to plant the newly grown Tansy at Acomb Landing, York. This conservation action will create a brand new site for these beetles to thrive and populate, increasing their numbers along the banks of the River Ouse. 

The Tansy beetle was once widespread across Britain but it is now an endangered species which is mainly found along a 30km stretch of the banks of the River Ouse in York. It is now a UK Biodiversity Action Plan priority species, which means public bodies have a duty to protect it. Pressures such as land-use changes and the increase of invasive species has led to a decline in the past few decades. 

It is hoped that through this project, we can expand the beetles range by planting more tansy plants which this species feed on and use as an egg laying site. 



26th June 2017

Since this time last year, our IUCN Marine Red Listing Officer Rob has assessed a whopping 454 aquatic species. This critical work identifies the status of each species and ensures that conservation actions are put into place to safeguard their future. This data is then published on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

This work is helping to achieve the IUCN's goal of assessing 20,000 marine species by 2020 for the Red List of Threatened Species. The IUCN Red List has been assessing the extinction threat faced by species around the world for the last 50 years. It is the most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of the world’s species. This crucial tool is instrumental to driving conservation actions towards threatened species, enabling conservationists to reduce or prevent extinctions. The Red List is a global reference relied on by policy makers at the highest levels.

In addition, Rob has co-ordinated and developed an accredited Red List training workshop, which will assist in recruiting new collections to sign up to this monumental partnership. This has already been delivered to representatives from BIAZA institutions across the UK, which the aim of establishing further collaborations and partnership within the zoo and aquarium community.

Over the coming months, Rob will be spending time with representatives from collections who have signed up, training their staff on how to assess species for the Red List. By working together, many of the un-assessed species in the ocean may have a safer future. 

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