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Fascinating Facts You Should Know About Loggerhead Sea Turtles

July 3, 2018

The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) is one of seven species of sea turtle in our oceans. Six of the seven species are currently endangered, with the loggerhead classified as “vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. From the moment they’re born as hatchlings, baby loggerheads must fight for survival. In fact, as […]

5 Easy Ways You Can Help Save Our Oceans

June 4, 2018

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 […]

Caiman Capers At The Blue Reef Aquarium

February 8, 2018

      There is a brand new arrival at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay. A male Cuvier’s Dwarf Caiman which has been nicknamed ‘The Colonel’ by the staff has taken up residency in the aquariums Amazonian exhibit. Donated by John Harrison of Lost World Reptiles, the young caiman joins the aquariums existing female […]

Rescued Turtle Being Treated in Newquay Dies

December 15, 2017

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 […]

Rescued Turtle Being Treated in Newquay

December 11, 2017

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 […]


October 30, 2017

A small group of captive-bred rays have been born at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium and more are set to hatch out over the coming weeks. The small-eyed, or painted, rays’ egg-cases are part of a captive bred population and have been donated to the aquarium in the hope of establishing their own satellite breeding group. […]


September 8, 2017

One of the most intelligent sea creatures to wander in our oceans, the octopus species has more to it than its eight arms. They belong to the Cephalopod family that contains cuttlefish, the prehistoric nautilus, and even the land-based garden snail. These wonderful creatures have been observed to use tools, open bottles, and even decorate […]


September 8, 2017

You don’t have to learn how to scuba-dive to observe the fascinating creatures of the deep – the shore of your local beach is packed with a whole host of intriguing underwater communities. Rockpooling is a fun and educational activity that people of all different ages can enjoy. When the tide is out, your local […]

World’s Heaviest Fish Rescued In Cornwall

August 22, 2017

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 […]


August 11, 2017

  The world’s most deadliest fish are on display at Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay. The Towan Beach attraction has moved their stonefish to a new display making them a star attraction. The stonefish babies first arrived at the Blue Reef Aquarium on 7th January 2016 and were closely monitored by the aquarium aquarists until they […]

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