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The secrets of the deep are coming the UK

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What lurks beneath the waves (besides all the plastic)? What the world's most incredible marine life looks like under the flippers, fins and fur is set to be revealed at an innovative new exhibition that follows in the footsteps of Bodies...

    Georgina Wilson-Powell

    Wed 23 May 2018

    Sea Creatures is a innovative new exhibition which shares what life is like under the sea and what lurks under the fins, feathers and flippers of some of the sea's most iconic creatures.

    Ethically sourced, real-life specimens of creatures including a baleen whale, whale shark, great white shark, dolphin, seal, octopus, penguin and sting ray will be on show to teach people about how these amazing animals survive - and what we can do to help them.

    The painstakingly preserved displays use the same plastination process developed by Dr. Gunther von Hagens and made famous by artist Damien Hirst, replacing fluids and soluble fats with resins and allowing us to view incredibly accurate ‘cross-sections’ of the creatures.

    Sea Creatures exhibition will raise awareness of what's going on in the sea
    Sea Creatures exhibition will raise awareness of what's going on in the sea

    Image Sea Creatures exhibition will raise awareness of what's going on in the sea

    RHS Lawrence Hall in London sees the European launch of the exhibition on 20 July, before it sets off on our on 30 August, around the UK, stopping at Edinburgh, Harrogate and Belfast.

    See inside the egg of a King penguin and a shark's tooth, tranport yourself beneath the ocean waves thanks to interactive mirrors and learn how we can help rid the ocean of the growing plastic tide. The exhibition is also showing highlights from award-winning, Blue Planet II.

    “Sea Creatures gives visitors the chance to learn about the animals who inhabit the same planet as us, but very rarely - if ever - cross our paths, and our interactive and tactile displays create an incredible opportunity to find out more about the creatures themselves, but also the many ways we can become involved in marine conservation and help to preserve the beautiful ocean life that is so important to us all," says Naz Kabir of Culture Event Creative, who are bringing the exhibition to the UK in partnership with the Scottish Association for Maritime Science (SAMS).

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    pebble readers get 20% off tickets by using the code: PEBBLE20
    Advance tickets: Adults - £18; Concessions - £15; Children - £12; Family - £52

    Get your Sea Creatures tickets here.

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