SEA LIFE BRIGHTON LAUNCH NEW ATTRACTION
SEA LIFE BRIGHTONLAUNCH A £2.7 MILLION NEW ATTRACTION DAY & NIGHT.
SEA LIFE Brighton, the oldest operating aquarium in the world, this year launched a state of the art new attraction Day & Night, which opened its doors to the public in May after a £2.7 million renovation. The first of its kind in the UK, Day & Night offers visitors the chance to experience the 24-hour wonder of a coral reef as it transitions through the day.
Day & Night showcases the UK’s largest collection of sharks and rays in the UK along with a plethora of fascinating marine life in both a day and a nocturnal environment. Home to over 840 stunning sea creatures, the impressive 700,000 litre display houses Black Tip Reef Sharks, Zebra Sharks, Honeycomb Stingrays and Fantail Sting Rays amongst many other spectacular reef dwellers.
A huge 5 metre-viewing screen offers a window onto the world of the reef by day. Breath-taking coral outcrops provide a backdrop to a stunning array of colourful turtles and reef fish such as Sweetlips, Sailfin Snappers, Butterflyfish and Clown Triggerfish.
By night, the atmosphere of the ocean changes dramatically as nocturnal creatures such as Popsicle Squirrelfish and Nurse Sharks emerge from their slumber bringing in a new dynamic to the spectacle. Submerged caves and hidden corners of the reef reveal the mysteries of the ocean under darkness and the secrets lurking within, while bioluminescent soft corals exude their mysterious glow.
SEA LIFE Brighton’s much loved turtles, Lulu and Gulliver, returned to the centre to take up residence in the new attraction. Experts have aged the turtles at approximately 80 years old, so they are believed to be the oldest captive Sea Turtles in the UK.
For further information go to www.visitsealife.com/brighton