Hull's The Deep embarks on annual fish and bug count

A sea urchin Image copyright The Deep
Image caption Sea urchins are just one of the 200 species of animal being counted at The Deep

Animals great and small are being counted as part of a Hull aquarium's annual census.

The count at The Deep, which takes place every year, involves more than 3,500 fish, 3,000 bugs and insects.

Every member of staff will be involved in the two-day census check, which covers 200 different species.

Curator Katy Duke said: "The vast majority of our species are fish and are constantly on the move. Some of the species can take a lot of patience."

Image copyright The Deep
Image caption A lot of the animals can take a long time to find before being counted

Related Topics

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites