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Diet

They have evolved to effectively feed on plankton in the water. They'll generally face the current and wait for dinner to head their way.

Fun fact

Spotted Garden Eels get their name because their colonies look like sea grass from a distance.

Habitat

They're found in the sandy bottom of the Western Pacific.

"At just over a centimetre in diameter, Garden eels may be small compared to other species of eels, but what they lack in size they make up for in muscle. They use their strong, muscular tails to dig into the sandy seafloor then secrete a slimy mucus which acts like cement to keep its burrow from caving in. They spend the majority of their lives partially embedded in the sea floor, hiding fully in their holes when they see a predator. There can be hundreds of thousands of eels in just one colony. "

Animal zone

Slime

Learn all about slime and how animals use it to stay healthy and protect themselves in this colourful display.

Explore which animals use poison or venom and the difference between the two. Watch out for the curious clownfish, funky frogs and the amazing garden eels as you pass by.
Conservation is at the heart of everything we do
The Deep is an international player in marine conservation, working on pioneering research schemes to protect the future of our oceans.
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Conservation is at the heart of everything we do
The Deep is an international player in marine conservation, working on pioneering research schemes to protect the future of our oceans.

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Opening Times

The Deep is open daily from 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)

Car parking is available at a cost of £3 for six hours. It can become full during school holidays – alternative car parks can be found here.

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The Deep Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP

01482 381000 Any questions?

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Ticket Prices

Type of ticket Online On the day
Adult 13.50 15.00
Child (3 - 15) 10.57 11.75
Under 3s/Essential carers FREE FREE
Student*/Senior (60+) 12.60 14.00

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