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RARE CRAB’S ‘UNMASKED’ AT BLUE REEF AQUARIUM

October 12, 2016

A rarely seen type of crab which spends most of its time hidden in the sand has gone on display at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium. The mysterious masked crab was hauled up in the pots of a local Newquay fisherman who said he had never seen anything like it in more than 40 years of […]

BLUE REEF CELEBRATES WORLD OCTOPUS DAY

September 29, 2016

Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium is holding a series of special events and activities to celebrate World Octopus Day on Saturday, October 8th. This year’s event will be the 10th annual international celebration of the amazing octopus as well as other members of the cephalopod family. The aquarium has organised a programme of talks, feeding demonstrations, […]

DONATED DOG FACE PUFFER OFF THE LEASH AT AQUARIUM

September 21, 2016

A dog face pufferfish which was donated after its old tank sprung a leak is enjoying a spacious new home at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium. The fish, which gets its common name from its apparently canine features, is settling in to a new life in the aquarium’s giant ocean display. Found in the Indian and […]

AQUARIUM HOPES VISITORS GET SUCKERED INTO TENTACLED TREASURE TRAIL

August 12, 2016

Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium is launching a new giant octopus-themed treasure trail. The trail invites visitors to hunt down hoards of golden coins hidden within the Towan Promenade attraction’s displays. The event, which takes place daily, is part of an ongoing celebration of all things octopussy over the summer. Blue Reef Aquarium’s Melissa Hallam said: […]

GIANT OCTOPUS MAKES HERSELF AT HOME IN LUXURIOUS NEW OCTO-PAD

August 4, 2016

A giant Pacific octopus is settling in to her luxurious new surroundings at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium. The new feature, which has been designed by marine biologists, includes a series of environmental enrichment initiatives and also allows greater interaction between aquarists and the octopus. Themed as a rusting shipwreck, the display features underwater pipes and […]

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