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They feed on crabs, sea urchins, crabs, snails, mussels, clams and fish.

Fun fact

They live in the North Pacific and can be found sheltering among rocks.


They live in the North Pacific and can be found sheltering among rocks.

They swim by making deep S-shapes with their bodies, like a snake moving across the ground. They are grey coloured, with large heads and dark spots over their backs. Males have thick jaws and a bulging forehead. Combined with their long, snaggly front teeth they look ferocious, but wolf-eels tend to be aggressive only to other wolf-eels.

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.

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?

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 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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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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