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THREATENED BABY RAY BORN AT AQUARIUM

October 7, 2013

An increasingly threatened ray species has been hatched at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium. The small-eyed ray gets its name from its conspicuously small eyes which are surrounded by tiny thorn-like structures. The species is classified as ‘Near Threatened’ in the wild which means it may be considered threatened with extinction in the near future. Blue […]

Couple Take the Plunge!

September 22, 2013

Romantic boyfriend Robert Watson enlisted the help of aquarists at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium to propose to his girlfriend this week. Robert, 30, secretly arranged for a sign to be suspended in the aquarium’s giant tropical ocean tank asking girlfriend Tracey Fellows, 26, to marry him. The surprise proposal required plenty of planning and perfect […]

DOUBLE PINCER CRAB’S NO CLAWS FOR CONCERN

September 10, 2013

A mutant crab with two claws on one side has been donated to Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium after being hauled up in the pots of a local fisherman.   The bizarre edible crab was caught by Newquay fisherman John Martin, skipper of the fishing boat ‘Tizzard Lee-On’.   As well as a normal pair of […]

CLAWS – INCREDIBLE CRUSTACEANS!

August 24, 2013

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 – Incredible Crustaceans’ Bank Holidayweekend event (August 24th – 26th). From comical cleaner shrimps and bizarre-looking sponge crabs to giant lobsters and mighty edible crabs this […]

BLUE REEF LAUNCHES SEASHORE SAFARIS

August 11, 2013

Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium is making the most of its spectacular coastal location by launching a series of ‘Seashore Safaris’.   The daily safaris, which are run by marine experts from the aquarium, take place among the rockpools on neighbouring Towan Beach and are proving to be a real hit with visitors of all ages. […]

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