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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 […]

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 […]

AQUARIUM INVITES VISITORS TO JOIN IN ‘FISHY STOCKTAKE’

January 4, 2017


Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium is carrying out its annual census throughout January and it is asking visitors to get involved in its own version of a fishy stocktake! Staff at the award-winning Towan Promenade aquarium are inviting visitors to volunteer to help spot and record the number of certain species including cuckoo wrasse, piranhas and […]

MERRY FISH-MAS AT BLUE REEF

December 16, 2016


Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium is really getting in to the ‘Fish-mas’ spirit with a series of festive fun events starting this weekend (Saturday, December 17th). Visitors to the Towan Promenade attraction will be able to take part in a Snowmen Trail where younger visitors have to spot the sub-aquatic snowmen hidden inside a number of […]

CURIOUS CUTTLES ARE CHRISTMAS CRACKERS

December 13, 2016


A colony of bizarre-looking cuttlefish has gone on display at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium in the run up to Christmas. Eight baby common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis, have been donated to the Towan Promenade attraction. Cuttlefish are close relatives of the octopus. Like their eight-tentacled cousins they can change colour and even body shape, and escape […]

CLAWS – INCREDIBLE CRUSTACEANS!

December 5, 2016


Visitors to Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium will be able to enjoy close encounters with weird and wonderful crabs and lobsters from around the world as part of their ‘Claws Trail’ which runs until Friday, December 16th. From comical cleaner shrimps and bizarre-looking sponge crabs to giant lobsters and horseshoe crabs this exciting event offers a […]