The Deep named as world's second best aquarium


The Deep in Hull has come second in a list of the top aquariums in the world.

Canadian website The Richest recently ran a feature looking at the world's most amazing aquariums.

And it placed The Deep in second spot, behind the Dubai Aquarium but ahead of the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta!

Colin Brown, The Deep's chief executive told The Hull Daily Mail: "We would have been over the moon to make the top ten, let alone be number two."

The Richest said:"The Deep Aquarium may not be the most impressive in terms of size, but nevertheless, it is still one of the most impressive. Strictly speaking, The Deep Aquarium is actually a submarium. It has tanks filled with 2.5 million litres of seawater. It plays host to seven varieties of shark species, as well as more than 3,500 different kinds of sea animals and creatures. The aquarium opened in 2002 and has been a major tourist destination since it started its operations. The general public funds the place, and it also plays an important role in marine research through its modern aquatic laboratories."

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