SeaQuarium thwarts stingray theft

PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 August 2012

SeaQuarium staff have put up new CCTV to protect exhibits.

SeaQuarium staff have put up new CCTV to protect exhibits.

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SECURITY is being stepped up at Weston’s SeaQuarium after the attempted theft of a one of its endangered exhibits.

A visitor to the seafront attraction was spotted trying to help themselves to a stingray, but had fled the area by the time staff went to investigate.

Manager Christopher Donkin said: “The freshwater stingrays… can have a nasty sting in their tails - so anyone trying to take one home would be in for a bit of a surprise.

“We are continuously creating exhibits which are open aired, letting our visitors get even closer, but you have to draw the line somewhere with the ‘hands on’ experience.”

The SeaQuarium has responded by increasing staff presence near the tanks, and installing CCTV cameras to keep a close eye on exhibits.


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