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Diet

Hatchling Loggerheads are omnivores (meaning they eat both animals and plants) but adults are carnivores - preferring crabs and whelks.

Fun fact

They grow to between 84 and 122cm and can weigh up to 400lbs - that's as heavy as a piano!

Habitat

They're found in the Mediterranean, and can dive to depths of more than 1000 metres in search of prey.

Loggerhead turtles are named for their large heads that support powerful jaw muscles, allowing them to crush hard-shelled prey like clams and sea urchins. Worldwide, hundreds of thousands of sea turtles a year are accidentally caught in fishing nets - a threat known as bycatch. Many of their nesting beaches are under threat from tourism development. Research suggests that 52% of the world’s turtles have eaten plastic. A floating plastic bag can look like a jellyfish which is a large component of a sea turtles’ diet.

Animal zone

Endless Oceans

2.5 million litres of water and 87 tonnes of salt make this display home to some of the most incredible animals in the sea.

See a variety of sharks and rays, including White tip reef sharks, Nurse shark, Grey reef sharks, Zebra sharks, Honeycomb whiptail rays and Green sawfish - the only pair in the UK. It is also home to a pair of rescued Loggerhead sea turtles.
Adopt a turtle
Show your support for The Deep’s turtles! All money goes directly back into our conservation and research work so by purchasing a pack you are making a real difference!
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Adopt a turtle
Show your support for The Deep’s turtles! All money goes directly back into our conservation and research work so by purchasing a pack you are making a real difference!

Plan your visit

Opening Times

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

SAT NAV (HU9 1TU) this will take you to Tower Street, Hull, the nearest main road to The Deep.

Ticket Prices

Type of ticket Online
Adult £16.50
Child (3 - 15) £13.00
Under 3s/Essential carers FREE
Student*/Senior £15.50

* Students must provide a valid NUS card or proof of age is required for school/sixth form students

Code of Conduct

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Customer Safety

The Deep takes the safety and security of its staff and visitors seriously and continues to work with Counter Terrorism Police Officers to review security regimes on a regular basis.

The Deep reserves the right to carry out random bag searches at reception. To minimise delays, please avoid bringing large bags and rucksacks into the attraction.

More information can be found on how to play your part here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/stay-safe-film https://www.mi5.gov.uk/what-you-can-do

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