Hunstanton Sea Life part of groundbreaking project

Hunstanton Sea Life part of groundbreaking project

Published by Chris Craddock
6:04am 9th December 2018.

It's part of a £350,000 project funded by the EU.

The Hunstanton Sea Life Centre will harvest tiny fish eggs from its tanks to be nurtured as part of a project aiming to make aquariums more self-sufficient.

It's all part of a ground-breaking collaboration between Bangor University, seven Sea Life centres and two other aquariums, which has attracted more than £350,000 of EU funding.

hunstanton sea life breeding project
Sophie Bailey, Jemma McGuinness, Dr Nick Jones, Dr Tom Galley are all involved with the project

 

Hunstanton and its sister centres across the UK are targeting an initial 20 tropical reef species which are popular in aquariums but have not yet been successfully captive-bred.

They include species of butterflyfish, rabbitfish, angelfish, and tangs.

If successful the project could lead to the first commercial hatchery for these species in Europe, based in Wales and supplying aquariums and hobbyists across the continent.

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