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What amazing sea animals hide in the ocean’s great coral reefs?

August 28, 2019

Coral reefs are huge underwater structures made up from different species of coral. Famous for their wonderful array of tropical colours, coral reefs are the perfect home to thousands of oceanic creatures. Find out what sea animals you can find in our complete coral reef guide.   Want to see some coral reef creatures up […]

Celebrating ten years since Turtle rescue at Newquay Aquarium!

July 20, 2019

This Summer the Blue Reef Aquarium celebrates its resident turtle’s ten year anniversary. The Loggerhead Sea turtle (Caretta caretta), known as Omiros, arrived at Newquay’s local aquarium ten years ago after his rescue. Rescued off the coast of Greece, the 45 plus year old turtle has been living at the aquarium ever since. Lara Heaney, […]

The most beautiful sea creatures in the UK

Leatherback Sea Turtle

July 1, 2019

Our resident loggerhead turtle, Omiros, may have travelled thousands of miles to live with us at Blue Reef Newquay, but did you know there are other turtles that actually live much closer to our shores? In fact, the coastline around Newquay and the rest of the UK is teaming with magnificent, unusual and beautiful marine […]

Sea Turtles of the World: 7 Living Species You Need to Know

May 28, 2019

Sea turtles are charismatic animals. For more than 100 million years, they have been roaming the seas, covering vast distances across the world’s oceans, and filling a vital role in the balance of marine habitats. Today, seven species of sea turtles are recognised and can be found in every ocean around the world – six […]

Easter Egg Hunt and crafts: 6th – 22nd April 2019

April 11, 2019

From sharks to stingrays, you’ll find all sorts of exotic creatures at Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay. But this Easter, another very special animal is making an appearance… Think fur more than fins. Bobtail over bubbles. Two floppy ears instead of eight legs. That’s right, from 6-22 April (10am-5pm), the one and only Easter Bunny is […]

New brighter uniforms for Aquarists at Newquay’s local aquarium.

March 24, 2019

New brighter uniforms for Aquarists at Newquay’s local aquarium   This week the Aquarist team at Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay are sporting a new royal blue uniform. Visitors will now be able to spot the aquarists easier as they go about their day providing care to the hundreds of animals in the aquarium. The aquarists […]

Prehistoric Creatures At The Blue Reef Aquarium

October 19, 2018

Species of creatures dating back to millions of years can actually be seen on display at Newquay’s seafront Aquarium. The Blue Reef Aquarium is home to a range of prehistoric creatures such as Horseshoe crabs, caiman, corals and sharks. Two of the aquarium’s star attractions of the Amazonian exhibit are Nibbles and The Colonel who […]

Blue Reef Get Environmental Art Attack

September 6, 2018

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 […]

Snap, Crackle, and Croc: Meet Our Cuvier’s Dwarf Caimans!

September 6, 2018

It may be the smallest of the crocodiles, but don’t underestimate the snap and bite from our resident Cuvier’s dwarf caiman crocodiles – scientifically known as Paleosuchus palpebrosus. They grow to a maximum length of 1.5 metres, which is where the ‘dwarf’ name comes from. They may be small, but they do like to swish […]

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 […]

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