World Class Rescue Facility
The new state-of-the-art marine rescue facility is open following £multi-million investment and extensive remodelling.
This area has been carefully designed and constructed to emulate a natural habitat that marine mammals are accustomed to. From temperature and smell to sound and touch, each of the senses has been truly merged to create a real ecosystem.
With multiple touchpoints and observation decks from land and sea, the live working rescue facility serves a dual purpose in also becoming a tactile viewing encounter where visitors can be educated and immerse themselves in the underwater world.
Creating the Rescue Facility
- 72,000 litres of water was needed to fill the tank
- Over 2,100 man-hours have gone into creating the new facility to date
- 8 meters of steel was hoisted into the facility directly from outside
- It took 7 days to drill the hole for the new tank
- A team of builders have been on site 7 days a week/15 hours a day
- 3 design teams worked on all aspects of the facility including theming and graphics
- 8km of cabling and 1.5 miles of pipework has been fed through the entire facility
Meet the New Residents
A first for the UK, two rescued Alaskan sea otters have become residents in our brand new marine rescue facility as part of a pioneering education and conservation project. Find out more about their journey below.