Offbeat Video

By Harriet Whitehead

A toxic puffer fish 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide is making waves due to its uncanny resemblance to Theresa May – and its tank has been dubbed 10 DROWNING STREET.

As the government appears about to tank, guests and aquarists at Sea Life Manchester noticed one of their residents holds a striking likeness to the beleaguered prime minister.

PIC FROM Jason Lock/Mercury Press

The Dog-faced puffer (Arothron Nigropunctatus) can usually be found in the tropical waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans and although it looks harmless, the slippery creature is laced with poison.

After visitors commented on the similarities, aquarists at the popular attraction have affectionately renamed the dog-faced puffer ‘Theresa’, with her tank now called ‘10 Drowning Street’.


Brendan Malone, senior aquarist at Sea Life Manchester, said: “Our team of aquarists spend a huge amount of time caring for the creatures that populate our tanks and now that Theresa’s resemblance to the prime minister has been pointed out, it’s all we can see.

“A lot of visitors to Sea Life Manchester are coming to get away from politics.

“We say: ‘fins can only get better!’”