The Deep News - January 2020



20th January 2020

Explore the exciting new Changing Seas exhibit and learn all about how climate change is affecting our oceans and what this means for the animals who live there. Find out what happens when the PH of the water changes and the why the animals struggle to communicate, find food, find a mate or detect predators.

Did you know? By 2100, the PH in the oceans is expected to fall from 8.1 to 7.7. This means the toxicity of the ocean would increase by 4 times.... having drastic effects on the animals. Find out more in this brand new display.

Look out for amazing new toxic species including Red lionfish, Dog faced pufferfish and Leopard moray eels. Did you know, the Red Lionfish delivers venom by up to 18 needle-like dorsal fins when under threat from predators and Yellow dogfaced pufferfish is laced with a toxin called tetrodotoxin. This is 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide! They can also inflate their bodies to twice the size to warn off predators. 



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, before the entrance turnstile – Take a sneak-peak behind the scenes where the divers kit up and enter the exhibits.
  • Introduction plant room, just after the turnstile – Learn how we ensure there is a good supply of oxygen through water movement, providing natural underwater habitat.
  • Discovery plant room at Discovery Corner – Discover how we maintain the perfect temperature for the amazing variety of species which live at The Deep.
  • Coral wall after the Lagoon - Keeping coral healthy can be rather tricky. Find out how we create the perfect conditions for our live coral to stay strong and grow.
  • Frog quarantine in Cool Seas – 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 culturing in Cool Seas – 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.
  • Endless Ocean plant room, just after the tunnel - Take a closer look at the different equipment needed to care for our animals on such a large scale.
  • Penguin plant room on the ground floor near the lifts - 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!

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The Deep is open daily from 10am – 6pm Monday - Friday and 9am - 6pm weekends & school holidays (last entry 5pm)

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