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LEAP YEAR PUTS SPRING INTO TOXIC TOADS

May 24, 2016

A colony of toxic fire bellied toads has delighted keepers at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium by laying eggs. It’s the first time the amphibians have spawned at the Towan Promenade attraction and aquarists are hoping 2016 will prove to be a lucky leap year. The toads arrived at the aquarium back in March last year […]

IRISH NAVY RELEASE RESCUED TURTLE TALLULAH BACK IN TO THE WILD

May 5, 2016

A stranded sea turtle that was rescued and rehabilitated at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium has been released back in to the wild thanks to the Irish Navy. Tallulah the loggerhead turtle was returned to the sea on Wednesday in the Atlantic Ocean by the crew of the Irish Naval Service vessel LÉ Róisín. The release […]

RESCUED CORNISH TURTLE EMBARKS ON EPIC TRIP BACK TO THE WILD

April 28, 2016

A stranded sea turtle that was rescued and rehabilitated at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium is embarking on her epic trip back to the wild – with the help of the Irish Navy. The loggerhead turtle, who was nicknamed Tallulah by aquarists at the Towan Promenade aquarium, was discovered on Gwithian Beach near Hayle at the […]

BLUE REEF BEGINS WORK ON NEW PURPOSE-BUILT OCTOPUS DISPLAY

April 22, 2016

Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium has begun work on a unique new display for their giant Pacific octopus. The new feature, which has been designed by marine biologists, will include a series of environmental enrichment initiatives and also enable greater interaction between aquarists and the octopus. Themed as a rusting shipwreck, the display will feature underwater […]

QUARTET OF BABY RAYS SET TO HATCH AT AQUARIUM

April 13, 2016

A quartet of captive-bred rays are set to hatch out at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium over the coming weeks. The small-eyed, or painted, rays’ egg-cases are part of a captive bred population and have been donated to the aquarium in the hope of establishing their own satellite breeding group. The ray, which can grow up […]

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