Exotic fish species saved after power restored – Fishupdate.com

Exotic fish species saved after power restored Published:  18 December, 2006

POWER was restored at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham in the early hours of Sunday morning, nearly 24 hours after a blackout left its exotic species at risk.

The centre was one of the last to be reconnected after a fire at an electricity sub-station, according to BBC News.

Managers had feared the animals were in danger because the blackout caused the water temperature in its tanks to fall.

Up to 8,500 homes and businesses in the city centre were originally hit by the power cut early on Saturday.

Before the power was restored, just after 0100 GMT on Sunday, Sea Life Centre staff managed to connect emergency power generators to boilers, which enabled them to boost water tank temperatures.

Species like the giant Hawaiian turtle and the black tipped shark had been at particular risk because of the drop in temperature.

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