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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 […]

STONEFISH TWINS ARE STARS OF NEWQUAY

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 […]

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

August 1, 2017


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 […]

BLUE REEF GETS A TASTE OF THE ORIENT

May 24, 2017


A young male Chinese Water Dragon has been added to the displays at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium. The vibrant green water dragon goes on display in time for the Whitsun bank holiday and can be enjoyed by all aquarium visitors this half-term. The oriental dragon’s new enclosure features natural theming with a waterfall and his […]

PIRATE WEEK 27th May – 4th June

May 22, 2017


Visit the Blue Reef Aquarium and get involved with our Lost Treasure Trail. Can you find all the gold coins hidden within our displays? Take part in our pirate activities and make your very own pirate eye patch or take home one of our paper pirate dress up sheets. With all our usual residents to visit […]

GIANT GOURAMIS MOVE TO STAR IN PORTSMOUTH

April 17, 2017


Two of Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium residents have been transferred to their sister aquarium in Portsmouth so that they can benefit from an even bigger home and be the stars of the new Monsoon Falls display. Visitor favourites Pinky (female) and Peanut (male) have been at the Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay for over 6 years. […]

ABANDONED TURTLES HAVE A LUCKY ESCAPE!

April 3, 2017


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 […]

UNDERWATER EGG-STRAVAGANZA AT THE BLUE REEF AQUARIUM

March 28, 2017


Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay are hosting an underwater egg-stravaganza this Easter from 1st to 17th April. The Towan Beach attraction is inviting visitors to take part in an underwater egg hunt where the eggs are hidden amongst the curious marine animals in their displays. After the egg hunt why not learn all about marine babies […]

ST PIRANS LOCAL OFFER AT NEWQUAY AQUARIUM

February 27, 2017


To celebrate the Cornish holiday, Cornwall locals can enjoy discounted entry to Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March. All entry ticket prices will be just £7.50 for this weekend only, to anyone living in Cornwall.* Just show your proof of address to the admissions desk when purchasing your ticket. Visitors […]

SHARK WEEK

February 10, 2017


This half term Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium will be inviting visitors to delve into the world of sharks as part of their ‘Shark Week’ event (February 11th to February 19th). As well as coming face to face with the amazing Black Tip Reef Sharks in the underwater tunnel, there will be a number of different […]