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New Tree Python

October 22, 2015

The newest arrival at Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium has been named after Lord Voldermort’s favourite reptile companion. Staff have named the Biak green tree python Nagini in honour of the giant snake in Harry Potter. He is currently around 50cms in length and was bred in captivity.   When fully grown he could reach lengths […]

Octopus Play Time!

October 12, 2015

A giant octopus at Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium has formed an unlikely attachment with a child’s toy given to him as a present on World Octopus Day (October 8th). Much to the delight of aquarists Count Oswald the giant Pacific octopus, has fallen under the spell of Mr. Potato Head. Originally launched by Hasbro in […]

The Big Draw 2015

October 7, 2015

The Blue Reef Aquarium in Hastings is inviting the public to create their own marine-themed works of art. Inspired by ‘The Big Draw’, an annual event organised by the charity Drawing Power, the Rock-a-Nore Road attraction wants to encourage more people to get involved with art. Running throughout October, the aquarium is inviting visitors to […]

Endangered Tadpoles Hatch

September 25, 2015

Delighted aquarists at Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium are celebrating the birth of nine rare phantasmal poison frog tadpoles – believed to be one of the most toxic amphibians on the planet. The World Conservation Union considers the phantasmal poison frog to be ‘Endangered’, which means that it faces a very high risk of extinction in […]

Aquarium Finds Nemo

September 7, 2015

Delighted staff at Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium are celebrating finding their own Nemos after the arrival of four captive-bred baby clownfish. The tiny orange and white striped fish – exact miniature replicas of their parents – gained worldwide fame thanks to the animated Disney/Pixar blockbuster Finding Nemo. The quartet are currently being looked after in […]

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