As part of a new project for Sea Life Blackpool the staff at the centre have waved goodbye to the majority of their beloved sharks this week, as they head off to new homes and ‘holiday homes’ across the UK.
Jenn Newton, General Manager of SEA LIFE Blackpool, said: “This is a really exciting time for Sea Life Blackpool, this significant investment will enable us to offer a more exciting and entertaining attraction for our visitors as well as improving the environment in the Ocean Tank for our sharks.
The most beloved shark at Sea Life Blackpool, Betty the bowmouth guitar shark, is heading off for Ocean Tanks new at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham to find a mate as part of the Sea Life breeding programme. One of the younger bowmouth guitar sharks currently in Birmingham will make the journey north to its new home in Blackpool once the new tank is complete.
Jenn continued: “It’s sad to say goodbye to any of our creatures when they head off to pastures new, but saying goodbye to Betty was extra hard because she’s such special fish. She’s a huge favourite, not only to the team who work with her every day, but also to our visitors who absolutely love her.”
The two Brown Sharks, including the recently named Mario Balotelli, are making a permanent move to London’s Sea Life. The white tip and black tip reef sharks are holidaying in Weymouth Sea Life’s Ocean Tank whilst the work takes place and will return in the spring.
Until the New Year it is still business as usual and the ocean tunnel remains open.
Please keep an eye on this page for further information about next year and further works as they happen