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AQUARIUM OVERRUN WITH AR POKEMON

July 22, 2016

   Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium is playing host to some unexpected new arrivals in the shape of a host augmented reality Pokemon Go characters. Staff at the Towan Promenade wildlife attraction noticed an increase in visitors and passers-by using their smartphones in and around the aquarium. They enlisted the expertise of a younger member of […]

BIG BELLIES ON SHOW ALONG THE SEAFRONT

July 20, 2016

A group of captive-bred big belly seahorses has gone on public display at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium. The eight-strong colony were born at the Towan Promenade attraction’s sister aquarium in Bristol and are part of a new seahorse breeding programme. They are members of what’s thought to be the largest species of seahorse in the […]

SPLASH OF TINY FINS AS THREATENED RAY HATCHES OUT AT AQUARIUM

July 11, 2016

A species of native ray which is under threat in the wild has hatched out at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium. The small-eyed, or painted, ray is part of a captive bred population which was donated to the aquarium in the hope of establishing their own satellite breeding group. It is the first of four egg-cases […]

AQUARISTS TAKE PART IN WHALE RESCUE TRAINING EVENT

June 15, 2016

Aquarists from the Blue Reef Aquarium took part in a mock whale and dolphin rescue on Newquay’s Towan Beach. The rescue was part of a day-long marine mammal medic training programme organised by British Divers Marine Life Rescue. Volunteers are taught how to identify the most commonly seen whales, dolphins and seals in UK waters […]

VISITORS INVITED TO DIVE INTO THE WORLD OF SHARKS

May 25, 2016

Visitors to Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium will be able to immerse themselves in the world of sharks over the May Half Term Holidays (May 28th – June 5th) Using a mixture of exhibitions, entertaining talks, feeding demonstrations and fun activities, Shark Week aims to dispel many of the popular misconceptions of sharks as mindless man-eaters […]

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