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Brighton aquarium launches new Day & Night display

SEA LIFE Brighton has launched a new £2.7 million Day & Night ocean exhibit, allowing visitors to experience 24 hours on a coral reef as part of an immersive display – the first of its kind in the UK.

Home to over 840 stunning sea creatures, the impressive 700,000 litre display features an ocean tunnel and a huge 5 metre screen offering views of the bustling reef by day – with colourful turtles and reef fish such as Sweetlips, Sailfin Snappers, Butterflyfish and Clown Triggerfish – and by night, when the atmosphere changes dramatically as nocturnal creatures such as Popsicle Squirrelfish and Nurse Sharks emerge from hidden corners of the reef, and bioluminescent soft corals illuminate the display.

Visitors will also be able to learn about conservation, global warming, feeding turtles and the life of a shark – the aquarium has the largest collection of sharks and rays in the UK –  in hourly talks from expert marine biologists.

SEA LIFE Brighton is the oldest operating aquarium in the world, still featuring much of its original Victorian architecture, conceived and designed by Eugenius Birch, the architect responsible for Brighton’s West Pier. For more information on visiting go to

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