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May 27, 2013

Visitors to Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium will be able to come face to face with more than a dozen different species of sharks and rays as part of their Shark Week event (May 25th – June 2nd). As well as coming face to face with living members of the shark and ray family ranging from […]

Turtally Fearless!

April 29, 2013

Forget the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, this has got to be a candidate for the world’s bravest – or should that be most foolhardy – hero in a half shell. It’s called a map turtle, but if this image is to be believed it may be seriously lacking a sense of direction. The freshwater turtle […]

Bizarre Baby Boxfish arrive at Aquarium

April 6, 2013

A pair of bizarre baby fish which resemble armour-plated boxes and spit water when they’re hungry have gone on display in a special nursery tank at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium. The exotic species is also known by a bewildering number of different common names including the humpack turretfish, the hovercraft boxfish and the camel cowfish. It […]

Aquarium Awash with Baby Sharks

February 28, 2013

Keepers at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium are caring for nearly a dozen tiny sharks after an unexpected baby boom. The baby catsharks have all been born within the space of a few weeks and are being looked after in a specially constructed nursery display. So far aquarists are looking after six newly-hatched sharks with several […]


February 22, 2013

A collection of giant clams which were seized by customs officials has gone on display at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay. The southern giant clams, which can grow up to 60cms in length, were part of a large consignment which was intercepted and confiscated after they were illegally imported in to the country. They […]

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