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MEET THE PREDATORS AT BLUE REEF AQUARIUM

February 14, 2015

Visitors to Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium will be able to find out more about some of the aquatic world’s most fearsome inhabitants during a special Predators Week event running throughout the Half Term Holidays (February 14th – 22nd)

Stonefish

StoneFish

The predators in question range from slow-moving starfish and poison-tipped lionfish to stingrays and tropical sharks.

Visitors will also be able to find out more about the aquarium’s other potentially dangerous inhabitants including stone fish, wolf fish, moray eels, octopus, cuttlefish and puffer fish.

Designed to appeal to visitors of all ages, the Predators Week includes special talks, tours and feeding demonstrations as well as trails, with 10 different toy predators hidden amongst the displays, quizzes to win family tickets to the aquarium and a themed colouring competition.

A caiman at Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium

Caiman Crocodile

Blue Reef’s Lucy Hackett said: “The aquatic world can be a very dangerous place divided into the hunters and the hunted.

“Different species have evolved some amazing techniques to catch their prey.

“Some use high-speed attacks, while others lay in wait for their victims using near-perfect camouflage to keep themselves hidden.

“As humans we often think that we were the first to start using sophisticated artillery but in fact the aquatic world has been using many highly elaborate weapons for centuries in the ongoing underwater arms race.

“Sonic booms, electricity, missiles, chemical weapons and even fishing rods have all been employed in the never-ending battle for survival,” she added.

Issued by Blue Reef Aquarium. For more information please contact Steve Matchett or Lucy Hackett on 01637 878134.