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Diet

Pipefish have slender, straight, bodies which are able to camouflage well with seagrasses and weeds. They have small mouths and create a vacuum to suck tiny crustaceans in.

Fun fact

They are monogamous and mate for life, or until one dies.

Habitat

You'll find them in the Western Central Pacific in shallow sand or coral areas of reefs and lagoons.

While pipefish aren't a type of seahorse, they are in the same family group and share many characteristics. Like seahorses, the male pipefish cares for the fertilised eggs in a special brood pouch on his tummy, incubating them until they hatch around two weeks later. After this time, they then release a cloud of tiny, fully formed pipefish into the water.

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.
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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 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

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

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