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Green Cafe for Blue Reef Fish

July 17, 2013

Exotic tropical reef fish at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium have been given their own underwater vegetarian café.   The ‘green’ feeding station is the idea of displays supervisor Paul Strachan who devised the floating café after coming across a washed up buoy on the beach.   A selection of vegetables and salad greens is attached by rope […]


June 11, 2013

From clownfish to seahorses, staff at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium are paying tribute to some of the aquatic world’s best dads as part of a celebration of Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16th. Special talks and tours throughout the day will draw attention to the aquarium’s hardest-working piscine papas. And, to celebrate Father’s Day, Blue […]


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 […]

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