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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 […]

WHAT CAN YOU FIND AT YOUR LOCAL BEACH?

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 […]

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 […]