Descending through the rainbow tunnel, you enter Deep Blue One. Protecting the world’s rivers is a vital part of protecting planet Earth and by understanding these habitats and the creatures living in them we can change our behaviours to ensure their survival.
Living Rivers showcases some of the greatest river systems of the world including the Rio Grande, the Amazon and the Mekong.
It’s estimated that 80% of all pollution in our oceans comes from land-based activities via rivers and land run-off, so in Deep Blue One we bring to life the world’s greatest river systems and their surrounding habitats to show the intricacies of life for their inhabitants and how closely they affect one another.
Through a series of live exhibits – both aquatic and terrestrial – you are able to get a true feel for life in and around tropical rivers. Test your wits against the man-made threats of the Amazon River in our game, Piranha Peril. Get up close to natures natural scuba divers and follow our Leaf cutter ants as they journey to and from their nest.
The exhibition complements our marine displays and is a vital part of our story line. Living Rivers was designed and built by our in-house team as part of our 10th anniversary year series of developments.
The exhibit is brought to life by carefully chosen exotic species including Red-bellied piranha, an Amazon tree boa and the Critically Endangered Golden mantella frog.
Younger children (under 1m in height) can also take advantage of our soft play area down in Deep Blue One.