12 April 2017
Macduff Marine Aquarium’s unique kelp exhibit is getting a makeover! After 20 years as the central attraction at the aquarium, the 5m deep kelp tank will be drained, stripped out and completely rebuilt. The major works will start in May and are expected to take 2 months to complete.
The aquarium will be closed to the public during that period, but is scheduled to open again for the summer holidays with a brand new look to the kelp tank.
The first challenge will be to catch all the fish! The divers will first catch the slow moving and bottom dwelling animals, then the tank will be drained down to allow the aquarist team to get in and collect all the faster swimmers. All the animals will be held in temporary tanks until their newly refurbished home is complete.
We’re excited to get started and delighted to have the opportunity to give the main exhibit a completely new lease of life, for the next 20 years and beyond.
Thank you to local residents and visitors to the aquarium for your patience while the work is carried out. We’re sorry for any disapointment or inconvenience that the closure causes in the meantime.
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