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  • 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)

Blue Reef Get Environmental Art Attack

Newquay’s beach side aquarium has teamed up with a local artist to help promote litter pollution issues. The environmental inspired artwork on display now at the aquarium incorporates beach litter with marine animals to give out a message about the effects of litter in our oceans. Cornish artist Lindsey Keates from Redruth Tidalmarks Studio is … Continued

5 Easy Ways You Can Help Save Our Oceans

Healthy oceans are paramount in supporting 97% of the Earth’s livable habitats – they cover 71% of our planet’s surface. Not only that, the oceans are vital to human health as well. Without our oceans, no life on earth is possible so we have to be proactive in conserving them… Sadly, we’re facing more challenges … Continued

Rescued Turtle Being Treated in Newquay Dies

The stranded turtle that was discovered by a member of the public on Friday 8th December, on Holywell Beach in Cornwall, has sadly died despite efforts to save it. The juvenile Kemps Ridley turtle Lepidochelys kempii was receiving rehabilitation treatment at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium. Despite an encouraging initial response to treatment, the turtle’s injuries … Continued

Rescued Turtle Being Treated in Newquay

On Friday 8th December a stranded sea turtle was discovered by a member of the public on Holywell Bay beach. The juvenile turtle was then transported to the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay where it is now receiving round the clock treatment. Displays supervisor Lara Heaney said “When the turtle arrived at the aquarium we … Continued

World’s Heaviest Fish Rescued In Cornwall

Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium team were called out on Saturday August 19th by Mawgan Porth beach lifeguards to come to the aid of a stranded giant Sunfish. With the help of British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR), one the worlds heaviest fish species was successfully rescued and transferred to Newquay’s harbour where it was re-released … Continued

NEWQUAY AQUARIUM RESPONDS TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S ‘WORLD AQUARIUMS AGAINST MARINE LITTER’ CAMPAIGN

The European Commission is calling all aquariums to educate visitors on the global reality of marine litter in a ‘World Aquariums against Marine Litter’ campaign. Aimed at providing practical solutions, this campaign hopes to bring the issue of marine litter to the attention of thousands of people across the globe. Steve Matchett, General Manager at … Continued

ABANDONED TURTLES HAVE A LUCKY ESCAPE!

Three yellow bellied slider turtles were cruelly abandoned by a callous member of the public on the door step of Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium this week. A man dumped a bucket with the three tiny turtles in it at the aquarium entrance, claiming he had found them locally and left quickly before the animal staff … Continued

RSPB MAKES FLYING VISIT TO AQUARIUM

  Visitors to Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium had the opportunity to find out all about the conservation work being undertaken by the RSPB in Cornwall.   The wildlife charity spent the day at the Towan Promenade aquarium with a stand illustrating the different conservation work and projects they are currently involved with.   The visit … Continued

BIG BELLIES ON SHOW ALONG THE SEAFRONT

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 … Continued

SPLASH OF TINY FINS AS THREATENED RAY HATCHES OUT AT AQUARIUM

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 … Continued

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