By Year 10 pupil Nina
A brand new feature of The Deep is swimming its way into Hull in the next month. A £500,000 renovation will see a Lagoon, transformed into a mangrove habitat. By March 28th the fish will be in place, in all good timing for the Easter holidays – inevitably pulling in profit and families, while also showing what Hull is really about.
Work started in September, with the original designer, David Lazenby, just being brought back in now to finish the design process. However, most of the work is being done by The Deep staff by themselves. "We have kept costs down as we have managed to carry out most of the work in-house but we have an artist who has created the mangrove trees.” Says Ben Jones, an assistant curator for The Deep.
Fish and animals have been placed into a safe and secure quarantine, until the work is done. The coral is worth £300,000 alone, so we can only hope it will be spectacular. "We have kept costs down as we have managed to carry out most of the work in-house but we have an artist who has created the mangrove trees.”
The Deep has always been a prime location for Hull. Opening in 2002, the self-claimed ‘Submarium’ has only continued to grow, becoming a landmark for marine research. In 2013, it gained the vote of the people across Britain as the number one voted place to visit in Hull.
Not only a family day out, The Deep also offers a range of other opportunities. Fancy literally sleeping with the fish? Or holding a wedding ceremony next to the shark tank? If any of these tantalise you in any way, get yourself to Hull, and dive right into The Deep.