A popular seafront aquarium has announced a major re-development of part of its attraction as new species are coming "soon".

Sealife Adventure in Eastern Esplanade is undergoing a huge re-development of its ocean tank as its two female Blacktip Reef Sharks have left the venue.

The sharks have arrived safely at forever home Blue Planet Aquarium in Chester, where they will take part in a UK breeding programme which bosses say is very important.

However, bosses promise exciting new theming, features and, most importantly, species are arriving at the aquarium soon.

A spokesman for Sealife shared the news: "We are currently undergoing a major re-development of our Ocean Tank! Exciting new theming, features and species are arriving soon.

"Our two female Blacktip Reef Sharks have left Sealife Adventure. They have arrived safely at their new forever home, ‘Blue Planet Aquarium’ in Chester, where they will be a part of a very important UK breeding programme!"

The array of tropical fish at Sealife are currently having a rest in the attraction's specialist quarantine area, before being re-homed into the new Porto De Rayos tank.

They added: "We will miss them [the Blacktip Reef Sharks] but are excited for some new, exciting developments and we hope you are too."