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STORMS BRING RARE TRANSATLANTIC COLUMBUS CRABS TO CORNWALL

December 2, 2015

A rare species of crab which is reputed to have been discovered by Christopher Columbus has gone on display at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium. Small groups of Columbus crabs have been washing up on the Cornish coastline, thousands of miles from their normal home along with exotic jellyfish and goose barnacles. Seven of the tiny […]

BLUE REEF WARNS BEACHGOERS – BEWARE OF MAUVE STINGERS

November 27, 2015

Marine experts at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium are warning beachgoers not to touch swarms of stranded jellyfish which are washing up along the Cornish coastline.   A combination of storms and relatively mild weather are thought to have contributed to the sudden influx of mauve stinger jellyfish and ‘by the wind sailors’ –  a type […]

FRESHWATER TURTLE WASHED UP ON CORNISH BEACH

November 17, 2015

  A freshwater turtle has been rescued after being discovered apparently washed up on a Cornish beach. The musk turtle, which measures around seven centimetres in length, is recovering at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium after being spotted by a couple out walking on Crantock Beach. Aquarists believe the turtle, which cannot survive in seawater, may […]

Newquay Loyalty Card offer for half-term!

October 19, 2015

Attention all Newquay Loyalty Card holders, we have a special half-term offer just for you! One child can go free with a full paying adult from Saturday 24th October until Sunday 1st November on production of your Newquay Loyalty Card. Terms & Conditions: One junior ticket (ages 3 – 12yrs) free with one full paying […]

DONATED SHARK EGG-CASE HATCHES AT AQUARIUM

August 18, 2015

A shark egg-case which was donated to Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium has hatched. The egg-case was among a number discovered by members of the public walking on the beach and given to the Towan Promenade wildlife attraction. They were given to the aquarium around six months ago and had been kept in a special nursery […]

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