Picture gallery: Michael Fish’s visit to the Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary goes down a storm
- Credit: Matthew Usher
The aptly named veteran weatherman, Michael Fish, has officially opened the Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary.
Pupils from Redgate Junior School and Hunstanton Infant School joined Mr Fish in being the first guests to visit the rebuilt attraction.
Children were delighted when Mr Fish pulled back a curtain to reveal the underwater seal swimming area along with an official shiny plaque.
Mr Fish, on his first ever visit to the town naturally noted that the west-facing coastal town has a 'unique climate.'
But he warned: 'The weather is changing for the worst everywhere because of climate change. The chance of getting another surge is getting greater - it could happen again here. As individuals we are powerless to stop it, but together every little helps if we all do our bit.'
As Mr Fish toured around the attraction, the school children eagerly made their way round too, stopping to look at the many exhibitions.
Redgate Junior pupil Charlotte Haycock, 10, said that she had missed not going to the Sea Life Sanctuary after it closed for 10 months following a tidal surge last December.
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She said: 'I think it's good, it looks different and there is stuff to do. I really like the fish and the walk-through tunnel.'
General manager Nigel Croasdale said that he was looking forward to opening the doors to the public tomorrow at 10am.
He said: 'It's been a long ten months. We have got a fantastic product and I am extremely excited to unveil it.'
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