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  Come face to face with a shark!
Updated 21 March 2002, 18.29
The Deep
The Deep opens this weekend in Hull

Europe's deepest aquarium is opening in Hull this weekend with the world's longest underwater lift ride that brings you face to face with seven species of shark!

  Click here to check out pix of The Deep!


The Deep cost 45.5million to build, and tells the story of the sea from the beginning of time to the present day.

The lift ride is believed to be the first in the world, taking visitors deep into the aquarium with all the sea creatures swimming around them.

The mammoth tank contains more than 2,500 fascinating sea creatures from all over the world.

  Click here to get hooked on our fishy quiz!

Fact File
Some of the creatures living at the aquarium
Banded bamboo sharks
Zebra sharks
Chinese trumpetfish
Warty frogfish
Batfish
Bluespotted ribbontail rays
Big-bellied seahorse
Moon jellyfish
There's even a futuristic research station on the ocean floor, which offers visitors the chance to learn how to pilot a submarine and to take part in interactive experiments.

It's hoped that The Deep will not only be a real adventure, but will also a teach people about the oceans and their secrets.



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