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The Deep

The Deep Tower Street Hull Yorkshire HU1 4DP




The Deep is an award-winning aquarium, education and conservation charity located in Hull. Home to almost 3,500 fish, turtles, a colony of Gentoo penguins and the UK’s only pair of Green sawfish.

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Spotted on Site 1st Jan, 2023
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BIAZA Photo Competition 2023 - the winners! 26th Nov 2023 The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) has announced the winning images in its 2023 photography competition, BIAZA received over…
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Blog: Becoming a Sighted Guide at The Deep 22nd Aug 2023 Lynsey King, Guide at The Deep, on learning about the blind and partially sighted experience with Guide Dogs UK: Deep is a visual…
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Baby Gentoo Penguin Hatched at The Deep on Father's Day 23rd Jun 2023 The Deep are delighted to announce that on Sunday they welcomed a beautiful and healthy Gentoo Penguin chick to The Deep family just in time for Father’s…
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Reading recommendations from BIAZA Members - children's 2nd Mar 2023 We're rounding off BIAZA Zoo Tales week (and World Book Day) with a summary of recommended children's reads sent in to us from across the membership...…
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Blog: Trials and tribulations in venom research 29th Oct 2022 For BIAZA Vital Venoms and Practical Poisons week, we’re highlighting the work of individuals across the sector who contribute to advancing venomous…
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Uncovering the untapped resources in venoms 25th Oct 2022 - A summary by Phill Robinson, Senior Aquarist at The Deep, Hull Toxins are generally a mixture of different compounds, with each component being…
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Blog: We need zoo & aquarium heroes 7th Sep 2022 On the launch of the new Zoo & Aquarium Hero Award, BIAZA’s Andy Hall explains what it’s all about and why it is so important. In the…
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BIAZA honours zoo and aquarium ‘hero’ volunteers with awards 1st Sep 2022 BIAZA has been awarding volunteer ‘heroes’ across their member zoos and aquariums for their outstanding contributions in a special new award.…
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Blog: Spotted on Site! How zoos and aquariums are supporting native species 26th Jul 2022 BIAZA’s Senior Manager, Nicky Needham, writes about the innovative campaign to document the native species observed across sites at BIAZA zoos and…
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The Deep receives major funding from the Biffa Award 10th Mar 2022 Thanks to a grant of £380,500 from Biffa Award, The Deep has exciting plans to update three areas of the Cool Seas gallery to create an immersive…
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Statement in support of Sustainable Palm Oil 1st Oct 2021 The conservation organisations listed below are committed to driving the palm oil industry in the right direction, and support a move to sustainable palm…
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Diving deeper into climate change - from hidden effects to potential solutions 9th Sep 2021   Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge of our time. With the United Nations (UN) climate summit (COP26) taking place in Glasgow…
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Bringing ocean acidification to the surface with new exhibit 19th Feb 2020 A new exhibit named Changing Seas has opened at The Deep.
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The Deep's Silver Sharks 3rd Dec 2019 Community Groups across Hull and the East Riding have been enjoying participating in The Deep's educational club, Silver Sharks. Aimed at the over…
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Historic rostras go on display 27th Sep 2019 We are pleased to host a fascinating collection of sawfish rostra from the Horniman Museum and Gardens, London.
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Green mantella frogs join Deep Blue One exhibit 31st Jul 2019 We've had some tiny new residents arrive at The Deep. At only 2.5 centimetres they're only about the size of a 10 pence piece but well worth watching out for.
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Rescue and rehabilitation leads to release 3rd Jul 2019 At the end of 2018, Deep Aquarist Shoshana flew to New England Aquarium Rescue Centre on the East coast of America, to help rehabilitate cold stunned sea turtles.
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Litter pick a real success 2nd Jul 2019 What do nappies, straws, cans and forks have in common? They were all part of 100 kilos of rubbish found littering the Humber shoreline. That’s about 15 ½ stone!
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Breeding success for endangered fish 21st Apr 2019 These little killifish are an endangered species. Isolated to the remote lakes in Madagascar, they can be found nowhere else on the planet.
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Easter egg hunt for shark conservation 11th Apr 2019 Despite the chilly weather, we had an egg-cellent turn out for the first shark egg case hunt of the year.
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Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release - Saving Endangered Turtles in the North Atlantic Ocean 1st Feb 2019 Following on from completing her training period early last year, Deep Aquarist Shoshana, returned to the New England Aquarium Turtle Rehabilitation…
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Students take over 23rd Nov 2018 Students from Sirius Academy North took over The Deep as part of the National Takeover Challenge.
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A hunt for shark eggs 2nd Nov 2018 This year over 157 amazing volunteers joined staff from The Deep to hunt for shark egg cases.
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Local students rejuvenate scrub-land at The Deep 25th Oct 2018 Today The Deep welcomed a group of Animal Care students from Bishop Burton College, East Yorkshire, with a mission to creating a native…
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Big Week at the Zoo 28th Aug 2018 A new TV series highlighting the vital conservation work, dedicated keepers and amazing animals at BIAZA zoos and aquariums around the UK.
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1,000 species and counting... 18th May 2018 In the latest guest blog from our members, The Deep shares the important role they play as IUCN ‘Red Listers’ to assess the extinction threat of marine species.
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#OneLess 7th Dec 2017 Across the world millions of single-use plastic water bottles are used and discarded every day. The #OneLess campaign seeks to reduce the use of single - use plastic bottles.
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Enclosure design 25th Sep 2017 Staff at The Deep have a very hands-on approach with enclosure design; taking on the majority of theming and building themselves.
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Coral conservation 20th Sep 2017 The SECORE (SExual COral REproduction) project is a collaboration between many research and aquarium institutes to protect and restore coral reefs around the world.
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Protecting Manta rays in Sudan 20th Sep 2017 The Deep is working in partnership with Equipe Cousteau on a region-wide Shark and Ray Conservation and Management programme for the Red Sea.
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Studbook and breeding programmes 20th Sep 2017 Good zoos and aquariums do much more than simply display animals to visitors, there is a lot of science that goes on behind the scenes.