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Near Threatened
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Near Threatened

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Diet

This shark is a specialist in capturing bottom-dwelling prey in caves and crevices, feeding mainly on octopus, lobsters and crabs.

Fun fact

Along with a down-slanted mouth, the prominent brow ridges give this shark a permanent “disgusted” expression to its face.

Habitat

They live in the Pacific and Indian Ocean. During the day they rest on the sandy reef bottom or in caves, usually in groups.

It's relatively harmless to humans due to its easy going disposition and small teeth. It avoids close contact with humans, swimming off when approached by swimmers and divers. However because of their slow reproduction rate, late age maturity and limited habitat, any human interference has a big effect. So even though low levels of Whitetip Reef fishing are occurring, it is enough to hit population levels.

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.
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.

Plan your visit

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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The Deep Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP

01482 381000 Any questions?

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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

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

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