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The last of the 3,000-plus fish and other creatures at flood-ravaged Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary are expected to be evacuated today.
The majority - including sharks, penguins and a green sea turtle - were safely removed yesterday.
Some have been settled at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre while others were take to quarantine facilities in Weymouth, Dorset.
The evacuation began early yesterday after the previous night's flooding and loss of power.
Sea Life reinforcements to help exhausted Sanctuary staff, arrived from as far afield as Blackpool and Alton Towers.
"In spite of our best efforts we were unable to save around a dozen fish," said Sea Life's head marine biologist Rob Hicks.
"They were the older and weaker individuals, including three mackerel and three pacu," he added.
"We regret every loss of course, but to lose so few in such circumstances as we have faced in the last 48 hours, is testament to the Herculean efforts of everybody involved."
The Sanctuary suffered extensive flood damage and is still without power.
A full estimate of the extent of the damage is to be carried out over the next few days.
We'd publicly like to thank the Fire Brigade and the local community that have offered help and refreshments over the last few days.
The Sanctuary will be closed to visitors and anyone who was planning to visit in the near future is advised to check here beforehand.
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary is Norfolk's leading marine rescue centre. Visit our seal sanctuary hospital, otter and penguin sanctuaries, journey through our fantastic underwater tunnel with tropical sharks and play in our Pirate Ship!
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