SeaQuarium raising awareness of fish which could save people’s lives

PUBLISHED: 17:30 04 February 2017

The zebra fish.

The zebra fish.

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Weston-super-Mare’s SeaQuarium is working with the British Heart Foundation to raise awareness of a fish which could prove the key to unlocking a cure for heart failure.

The attraction, in Marine Parade, is offering an insight into the zebra fish, which is currently being studied by scientists all over the world.

If the fish’s heart is damaged, it can repair up to 75 per cent of it in a matter of weeks, in the same way humans can mend a broken bone.

Scientists are now studying the fish’s genes.

The zebra fish is the latest addition to the SeaQuarium and will feature in presentations at the site from February 11-19.

James Press, deputy attractions manager, said: “We are proud to be raising awareness for such an important charity this year and welcome our latest additions to the aquarium — the zebra danios, commonly known as the zebra fish.”

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