See the new look Lagoon of Light! Our Aquarists have now begun adding fish, which will be a gradual process over the coming weeks. These will include some eye-catching new species, as well as our very own juvenile Zebra sharks who were born and bred at The Deep. Further developments will be added to our social media channels.
Representing where the rainforests meet the reef, the lagoon will reflect the diversity of aquatic life and unique habitats found in and around many of the islands and archipelagos in the western Pacific ocean, from Tropical North Queensland to the outer islands of Palau in Micronesia.
It will boast amazing new corals and large mangrove trees, which are both very important to the health of a coral reef and its surrounding coastline. They provide an essential nursery ground for a number of species amongst their submerged root system.
Learn more about how this exhibit has been created and hear fascinating facts about the fish who will soon be joining us at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm each day.
It will also feature a wave machine that replicates the tidal movements of a true coastal habitat so our animals feel right at home. Get up close in Touchpool sessions with smaller creatures such as Hermit crabs, Velvet Swimmer crabs, starfish and sea urchins that are native to British shores at half past the hour throughout the day.Back to The Deep Tour