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Red List Status:
Least Concern
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Least Concern

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Diet

It is an omnivore that feeds on mollusks, sea urchins, hermit crabs, snails, and crabs during its active phase at night.

Fun fact

They use their beak combined with plates on the roof of their mouths to crush their prey such as mollusks and sea urchins that would otherwise be indigestible.

Habitat

The Porcupine pufferfish occurs in tropical and warm temperate marine waters. They are found over the muddy sea bottom, in estuaries, in lagoons or on coral and rocky reefs around the world in tropical and subtropical seas.

These are also know as Long-spined porcupinefish. It has long spines on the head and body. There are small dark spots on the body and large blotches above the eyes, on the dorsal fin base and above the pectoral fins. When they are threatened, they inflate their bodies by swallowing water. Their surface is very flexible, allowing expansion of the body to up to three times its original size.

Animal zone

Changing Seas

Explore our new exhibit and learn all about how climate change is affecting our oceans.

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. Encounter pufferfish, eels, clownfish and more.
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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?

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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

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

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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.

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