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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 […]

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 […]

BABY RAYS HATCH AT AQUARIUM

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. […]

7 INCREDIBLE FACTS THAT YOU DIDN´T KNOW ABOUT OCTOPUSES

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 […]

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