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Least Concern

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Diet

This animal enjoys a varied diet of molluscs, crustaceans, coral polyps and algae.

Fun fact

All pufferfish contain a toxin (tetrodotoxin) in their skin, their viscera and their reproductive glands. It comes from bacteria in their food.

Habitat

This species is found in tropical waters from the Indian Ocean to the central islands of the Pacific Ocean.

In addition to their toxicity, pufferfish have another defence mechanism. To scare off predators, they swallow water, filling up their stomach, which stretches significantly, as does their skin. Once they are puffed up, they look much more intimidating and would be hard for a predator to swallow.

Animal zone

Changing Seas

Explore our new exhibit and learn all about how climate change is affecting our oceans and what this means for the animals who l

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 lionfish, pufferfish, eels and more here.
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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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