The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, UK has received some attention in the press after chartering a Boeing 767 to fly in a 42-tonne cargo of Caribbean fish for a new exhibition.

The fish – 100 specimens from 18 different species – was purchased from the Ocean World aquarium in Barbados and will arrive to the UK in 19 purpose-built tanks. The sharks, rays and other fish will then be escorted by the police to their new homes in the National Marine Aquarium.

Chartering a Boeing 767 for this type of tropical import costs roughly £100,000, which is almost 160,000 USD.