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Diet

These creatures feed mainly on zooplankton, small crustaceans or small fish.

Fun fact

The male seahorses give birth to the young, which are only 7mm long. They can produce between 20 and 1000 babies at once!

Habitat

They live in shallow inshore waters, but have been seen in open water clinging to drifting seaweed up to 13 miles away from land.

You'll find these seahorses in the Indo-Pacific region. They're not great swimmers, which is why they tend to stay in shallow waters or near seaweed which they can hold onto with their tails. They are monogamous and mate for life. A pair of seahorses can often be seen with their tails curled around each other, or in close proximity.

Animal zone

Awakening Seas

Awakening seas explores over 4 billion years of ocean history from giant fossils to Megalodon shark teeth.

Journey through the history of the oceans’ until the present day, discovering how life came to be on Earth. Explore the timeline and meet some of the magnificent animals that lived during this period as well as taking in the textures of the fossil wall and exploring the creatures of ocean’s past.
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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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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