Transporting new marine animals for the opening of Sealife Manchester

Transporting marine animals for the opening of Sealife Manchester

In this news feature we head to Manchester where displays curator Lucy Handel and the team at Sealife are preparing for opening and introducing the new Marine animals.

The new arrivals included Black tipped sharks & Stingrays - and were all transported carefully for introduction to their new homes at the Sealife centre.

The transportation procedures can be stressful for the animals involved and so we were delighted to see how our handling equipment has helped to enhance the safety of everyone involved.

Our Ray Tray incorporates smooth Polypropylene hard weave webbing which ensures that animals will not get caught - something that can often happen with the Rays' barbs in a standard net material.

The combination of our Animal Handling Gloves and our Carriers helps to create a more relaxed and efficient experience for the handlers too who reported a greater feeling of security and confidence during the procedure.

Lucy told us about 'Ernie' a rescued Green Sea Turtle who will be the star of the show. "We have a zone dedicated to turtles and information and active learning about them. We have two exciting new features for a SEA LIFE, one of which is a European first! We cant give any details away yet but check our facebook and website for details.

Transporting our animals is a skilled and highly organised job so to have the correct equipment when loading and off loading is great. We’re so happy with our ray tray and shark stretchers. We will be home to over 5,000 creatures in 30 displays and have an interactive rockpool experience too. We hope to see you all there!"

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