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SPLASH OF TINY FINS AS THREATENED RAY HATCHES OUT AT AQUARIUM

July 11, 2016

A species of native ray which is under threat in the wild has hatched out at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium. The small-eyed, or painted, ray is part of a captive bred population which was donated to the aquarium in the hope of establishing their own satellite breeding group. It is the first of four egg-cases […]

AQUARISTS TAKE PART IN WHALE RESCUE TRAINING EVENT

June 15, 2016

Aquarists from the Blue Reef Aquarium took part in a mock whale and dolphin rescue on Newquay’s Towan Beach. The rescue was part of a day-long marine mammal medic training programme organised by British Divers Marine Life Rescue. Volunteers are taught how to identify the most commonly seen whales, dolphins and seals in UK waters […]

VISITORS INVITED TO DIVE INTO THE WORLD OF SHARKS

May 25, 2016

Visitors to Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium will be able to immerse themselves in the world of sharks over the May Half Term Holidays (May 28th – June 5th) Using a mixture of exhibitions, entertaining talks, feeding demonstrations and fun activities, Shark Week aims to dispel many of the popular misconceptions of sharks as mindless man-eaters […]

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 […]

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