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What amazing sea animals hide in the ocean’s great coral reefs?

August 28, 2019

Coral reefs are huge underwater structures made up from different species of coral. Famous for their wonderful array of tropical colours, coral reefs are the perfect home to thousands of oceanic creatures. Find out what sea animals you can find in our complete coral reef guide.   Want to see some coral reef creatures up […]

Celebrating ten years since Turtle rescue at Newquay Aquarium!

July 20, 2019

This Summer the Blue Reef Aquarium celebrates its resident turtle’s ten year anniversary. The Loggerhead Sea turtle (Caretta caretta), known as Omiros, arrived at Newquay’s local aquarium ten years ago after his rescue. Rescued off the coast of Greece, the 45 plus year old turtle has been living at the aquarium ever since. Lara Heaney, […]

The most beautiful sea creatures in the UK

July 1, 2019

Our resident loggerhead turtle, Omiros, may have travelled thousands of miles to live with us at Blue Reef Newquay, but did you know there are other turtles that actually live much closer to our shores? In fact, the coastline around Newquay and the rest of the UK is teaming with magnificent, unusual and beautiful marine […]

Sea Turtles of the World: 7 Living Species You Need to Know

May 28, 2019

Sea turtles are charismatic animals. For more than 100 million years, they have been roaming the seas, covering vast distances across the world’s oceans, and filling a vital role in the balance of marine habitats. Today, seven species of sea turtles are recognised and can be found in every ocean around the world – six […]

Easter Egg Hunt and crafts: 6th – 22nd April 2019

April 11, 2019

From sharks to stingrays, you’ll find all sorts of exotic creatures at Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay. But this Easter, another very special animal is making an appearance… Think fur more than fins. Bobtail over bubbles. Two floppy ears instead of eight legs. That’s right, from 6-22 April (10am-5pm), the one and only Easter Bunny is […]

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