The Deep News - May 2019

Banner AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER EXHIBIT - OPENING 15 JUNE

AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER EXHIBIT - OPENING 15 JUNE

29th May 2019

The Deep is proud to announce the arrival of a brand new photography collection which will open to the public on 15 June. Located on the 3rd floor of the aquarium, this installation has been created by award-winning underwater photographer Warren Baverstock and features 20 images depicting the beauty of the oceans and the animals that live within them.

Warren Baverstock spent the last 17 years in the Middle East running a prestigious aquarium facility in one of the world’s most iconic buildings (Burj Al Arab - Dubai, United Arab Emirates). Being heavily committed and passionate about marine conservation, Warren was also responsible for the start-up of the Middle East’s largest sea turtle rescue project and over 14 years he and his team rescued, rehabilitated and released over 1650 sea turtles back to the wild.

Born in the South West of England, Warren has always had a strong connection to wildlife and the aquatic environments of Dartmoor and the coastal areas of Cornwall and in his late teens learnt to dive in Plymouth. With a strong desire to bring the incredible underwater perspectives he was witnessing to the surface; Warren purchased his first underwater film camera from inheritance left by his late grandfather. Over the next 20 years Warren travelled to many diving destinations around the world and has used his work to highlight the importance of protecting our worlds marine environments. Working with researchers in Qatar, the UAE and Seychelles, Warren has gained a reputation as an expert in photographing whale sharks and has an extensive portfolio of some incredibly unique shark encounters in the Gulf of Tadjura.

Recognised as one of the most influential underwater photographers within the United Arab Emirates, Warren has won various awards for his work and globally has featured in Time.com and the Daily Mail. Warren’s work has also been published in several dive magazines and book publications including the ‘World's Largest Fish from One of the World's Smallest Nations - The Seychelles’.

You can see more of Warren's work here.  

Banner MAKING OUR MARK AROUND THE GLOBE

MAKING OUR MARK AROUND THE GLOBE

17th May 2019

Today marks Endangered Species Day and we thought we'd introduce you to some of animals that we are working to safeguard. Meet Juan, or the Juan Fernandez Mackerel as he's known officially! He is one of many hundreds of species of fish that live in the Western Indian Ocean, a region that is heavily impacted by human activities including overfishing, pollution and habitat degradation.

Rob, our IUCN Red List Officer has been collecting data and working with experts to assess the fishes of this ocean. What is important about Juan was that him and his species were assessed as VULNERABLE meaning that they are facing a high risk of extinction.

By identifying this, Rob and other experts have taken the first steps towards changing the future for this species. This is what the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is all about and we proud to be working with them to make a real difference.

Our partnership with IUCN has proven so effective and popular, other zoos and aquariums across the world also joined forces with the IUCN in 2018. They are all now doing their bit to save species from extinction too. As part of his role, our Red List Officer helps to train, guide and support these new partnerships, growing an international team of Red List Officers all contributing to the important work of the #RedList.

Find out more about Juan and the work we are doing here

Image credit to: fishbiosystem.ru

Banner HUMBER WASTE ALLIANCE WINS INNOVATIVE APPROACH AWARD COMBATING WASTE IN THE HUMBER ESTUARY

HUMBER WASTE ALLIANCE WINS INNOVATIVE APPROACH AWARD COMBATING WASTE IN THE HUMBER ESTUARY

14th May 2019

Over 300 guests from the process, renewable, engineering and energy industries attended the CATCH / YCF Annual Awards Dinner last night. This was the first event that the two organisations have held together, since their merger in 2018, and in a new category the Humber Waste Alliance won CATCH / YCF Best Partnership Award.

This special award celebrates a new initiative presently involving 35 organisations including The Deep. The Humber Waste Alliance aim to reduce waste to prevent marine little polluting the Humber. The group has a strong desire to improve individual credentials and aspire to lead the region as an area of excellence.

Current initiatives the group are promoting include replacing products with eco-friendly alternatives, being advocates for changing practices in organisations and working with environmental groups to understand new threats to our water ways to name but a few. The group has over 35 members and growing regularly all with a strong objective to reduce waste amongst their businesses and have over the last 11 months, grown momentum to protect the Humber for the future.

Tina Raleigh, ABP and current chair says “It’s fantastic that the Humber Waste Alliance have received this award. All of our members are dedicated in working to improve the environment on the Humber, so to receive an accolade like this really proves that collaboration is the key to success.”

Further initiatives are planned this year including a recycle sculpture promoting the group to be displayed in the shopping centres over the summer and waste conference in November.

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