Just taken our daughter for a trip to the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham, was looking forward to it all week and it was nice to see some of the more obscure things I've not seen before.
Then we got to the large shark tank with the hammerheads, black tips, guitar sharks, turtle and big rays, up until this point I'd been happily taking pics but I just stopped and turned the camera off.
I've never seen a hammerhead in the wild despite numerous dives looking for them, the sight of them today just saddened me.
They are confined in a small, dim and dreary environment, I feel a bit guilty for contributing towards the upkeep of the place.
So, is this kind if place really needed for educational purposes or are we (and the fish) better off without it?