7th January 2020
As you journey around The Deep, look out for the glass doors and take a peek behind the scenes. GLIMPSE gives our visitors the opportunity to view 8 working areas not usually on public show and investigate the inner workings of The Deep, see what it really takes to operate a public aquarium.
Did you know that we process over 40 million litres of water each day using specialised filtration equipment? Find out more about the inner workings of an aquarium through our 8 GLIMPSE exhibits:
3rd floor – take a sneak-peak behind the scenes where the divers kit up and enter the exhibits
Intro plant room – Learn how we ensure there is a good supply of oxygen through water movement, providing natural underwater habitat.
Discovery plant room – Discover how we maintain the perfect temperature for the amazing variety of species which live at The Deep.
Coral - Keeping coral healthy can be rather tricky, find out how we create the perfect conditions for our live coral stay strong and grow.
Frog quarantine – Take a look at how we culture food for our frogs as well as the Diver Entry Point for our ‘shop’ exhibit, which is only big enough for one diver.
Jellyfish – Learn how we successfully breed jellyfish and culture a variety of plankton and algae onsite, getting the right level of nutrition at every stage of their lifecycle.
Main plant room - Take a closer look at the different equipment needed to care for our animals on such a large scale.
Penguin plant room - This whole plantroom is dedicated to our colony of Gentoo penguins, keeping their habitat at a cool 9⁰C – brrr!
If you see an Aquarist at work behind the scenes, be sure to give them a wave!