Fancy fish fingers for tea? Catch them at the aquarium
They don't flap their fins or blow any bubbles. But the 'fish finger' tiddlers sitting at the bottom of a London aquarium have been mistaken for the real thing, nonetheless.
The models look like breadcrumb-coated fish fingers with tails and eyes attached, and were added to the waters to teach children about marine life.
They were inspired by a survey at the London Sea Life Aquarium which found that one in ten youngsters think a fish finger is a real fish. 'We decided to put the public to the test,' said Toby Forer, general manager of the aquarium.
Something's fishy: Fish fingers swimming around with marine life confused visitors to the National Sealife Aquarium. They were added to the waters after a survey found that 1 in 10 children think a fish finger is a real fish
'Unless we all become more "marine aware" the future of our vulnerable oceans is in question.'
Please don't eat me, guys: It's easy to see how the cleverly made fish finger has confused patrons
Visitor Brian Payne, 28, took his five-yearold daughter to the attraction last week. He said: 'She thought they were real to start with but once I explained I think she understood they weren't actually real.
'But they are quite convincing and I can see how little kids might be slightly confused by it.'