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 with the Nautical Nippers trail and test your knowledge with the quiz. Lots of prizes will be up for grabs.
Don’t miss out on the daily talks and feeds to find out more about your favourite creatures.
If all that is not enough then get crafty in the café whilst having a coffee or spot of lunch and have a go at making a fishy themed egg cup to hold all your Easter egg treats.
Blue Reef will also be working with the Sharks Trust to promote The Great Eggcase Hunt. It is the Shark Trust’s biggest citizen science recording project and has entered its 14th year with a whopping 145,000 records.
Ed Wainwright aquarist at the aquarium said “This time of year we get quite a few people bringing in shark and ray eggs for us to check if there is anything in them. They are usually empty if found on the beach as they get washed up after the animal has hatched. It’s really good that people show an interest and being able to educate in awareness and identification is great for conservation.”
The empty egg cases (or mermaid’s purses) are an easily accessible source of information on the whereabouts of potential nursery grounds and will provide the Trust with a better understanding of species abundance and distribution.
As the Spring daylight is now upon us the aquarium is also extending its opening hours and from 1st April will be open from 10:00am to 6:00pm (last admissions 5:00pm).
Issued by Blue Reef Aquarium. For more information please contact Melissa Hallam or Lara Heaney on 01637 878134.