Plymouth's National Marine Aquarium
Don’t disturb the sharks!
A Plymouth driller was given a once-in-a-lifetime warning on his latest job: ‘Don’t disturb the sharks’!
D-Drill’s office in Plympton was called in to help create a new viewing area at Plymouth’s National Marine Aquarium.
The company had to cut out an eight-metre block wall beneath a tank containing Sand Tiger Sharks, five Nurse Sharks and ten Southern Stingrays.
In ordinary circumstances, drills or powerful concrete breakers would have been employed to cut through the wall but, because of the sensitive nature of the creatures above, the decision was taken to use a quiet, vibration-free method of chain-sawing which is widely used in the USA.
Edward Taylor, the manager of D-Drill’s Plymouth office, said: “We would have usually used a drill or breaker to remove the wall but, because we had been asked not to disturb the sharks and other animals in the tank, we looked for the best possible method.
“Sharks, we were told, could become very...