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Diet

They're generally between 5 and 40 cm in diameter and feed mainly on plankton.

Fun fact

These jellyfish can form massive blooms in the water, which may be so dense that it becomes difficult for small boats to travel through.

Habitat

They're found in both inshore seas and oceans and can withstand temperatures as low as -6 and as high as 31 degrees Celsius.

They are Britain's most common jellyfish, but can have massive populations in some areas, but be totally absent from others. It's been found up estuaries and in harbours and is especially common in Scottish sea lochs. They swim by pulsing the main umbrella shaped part of their anatomy, but swim to stay at the surface of the water rather than travel through it. It means the tentacles can be spread over the largest possible area to catch food better.

Animal zone

Cool Seas

Experience life in the cool seas and see creatures from our coastal waters as well as deep-water dwellers

This area looks at two different cool seas; the Northern seas which border the Polar Regions and the deep seas. At depths greater than 200 metres, life in the deep sea is comparatively barren with mysterious creatures adapting to this harsh environment.
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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 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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Ticket Prices

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

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