Opening Times

  • Monday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Tuesday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Wednesday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Thursday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Friday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Saturday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Sunday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)

Deep Cleaning Tanks

This week we have been focusing on deep cleaning our larger tanks here at the aquarium. To do this we have a mechanical pump siphon to really get into the substrate, leaving it clean and looking great ready for our visitors.

Reptile Health Checks

Behind the Scenes… This lockdown we are taking you behind the scenes, showing you what our Aquarists get up to. Once a month we weigh our reptiles and give them a health check. So here is how we do it:

Lockdown At The Aquarium

The team at the Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay have been working every day since the lockdown started to ensure the welfare of their many aquatic creatures. Daily tasks such as feeding, water changes and quality test as well as enrichment activities all have to continue as normal for the animals. The cost of feeding the … Continued

GIANT OCTOPUS MAKES HERSELF AT HOME IN LUXURIOUS NEW OCTO-PAD

A giant Pacific octopus is settling in to her luxurious new surroundings at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium. The new feature, which has been designed by marine biologists, includes a series of environmental enrichment initiatives and also allows greater interaction between aquarists and the octopus. Themed as a rusting shipwreck, the display features underwater pipes and … Continued

AQUARISTS TAKE PART IN WHALE RESCUE TRAINING EVENT

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 … Continued

BLUE REEF BEGINS WORK ON NEW PURPOSE-BUILT OCTOPUS DISPLAY

Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium has begun work on a unique new display for their giant Pacific octopus. The new feature, which has been designed by marine biologists, will include a series of environmental enrichment initiatives and also enable greater interaction between aquarists and the octopus. Themed as a rusting shipwreck, the display will feature underwater … Continued

BLUE REEF UNVEILS FINDING NEMO TANK

Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium has unveiled a new display dedicated to the stars of Finding Nemo. The new 500-litre display has been deliberately created for younger visitors to enjoy and features a host of the real life fish which inspired the film’s characters. Among the exotic species on display are humbug damselfish, royal grammas, yellow … Continued

AQUARIUM CELEBRATES RARE SEAHORSE BIRTHS

Delighted keepers at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium are celebrating the birth of a dozen rare seahorses. The babies are members of what’s believed to be the world’s largest species of seahorse – the Australian big-belly – which can reach in excess of 20cms. The youngsters, which measure only a few centimetres in length, are the … Continued

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