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Super Seniors! £1 Entry for over 60s!

November 28, 2017


This winter we are inviting all over 60’s to enjoy a day out by the sea for just £1! Have you been inspired by Blue Planet II? Or have a lifelong love of marine life? On Thursday the 14th and 21st of December you can discover all about the marine world for just £1! Not […]

Seal missing from the Farne Islands recovering at Blue Reef Tynemouth

November 26, 2017


Every winter hundreds of Grey Seal pups are born on the Farne Islands, off the coast of Northumberland. These adorable little pups are born with a thick coat of white fur and normally stay with their mother on the islands for up to a month. Last week the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) rescued […]

Grey Seal Pupping Season Starts At Blue Reef Tynemouth’s Marine Rescue Centre

November 21, 2017


It’s grey seal pupping season and unfortunately that means that some of these pups will be coming into some danger. That is where the Marine Rescue Team at Blue Reef Aquarium comes into play. Grey seals give birth between September and December and can be spotted all around the coast of the UK; young pups […]

Introducing Ant and Dec, the cheeky baby monkeys…

October 28, 2017


We have  recently welcomed two new arrivals, a pair of twin baby marmosets. These adorable baby monkeys were born here earlier in October to parents Miko and Minnie. When it came to naming the twins we opened it up to members of the public who had some brilliant suggestions. After careful deliberation there could only be one winner, […]

Adorable new arrivals!

October 20, 2017


It is celebrations all around here at Blue Reef Tynemouth as we welcome two adorable new faces. A pair of common marmosets were born earlier this month, to proud parents Minnie and Miko. These cute new twins are smaller then your hand and are slowly developing their own personalities. These tiny monkeys are native to the […]

Seal Pup Rescue

October 10, 2017


This summer, Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth have taken in two young seal pups to their Marine Rescue Centre. Both pups were brought in to Blue Reef from beaches in the North East and were suffering from injuries to their face. After a few months of treatment and plenty of fish, both seals were well […]

Toddler Tuesday – Every Tuesday – £3 OFF Per Person

September 13, 2017


Join us every Tuesday in term time for Toddler Tuesdays. Bring along your little ones and save £3 per person on admission and under 3’s go free. We have lots of fun activities, you and your little ones can meet reptiles, seals and even touch a starfish. All in a safe and comfortable environment, perfect […]

5 Clever Fish Species That Use Camouflage to Survive in the Ocean

September 8, 2017


It would be pretty great to be able to use camouflage to protect ourselves and get out of some sticky situations, wouldn’t it? Whilst camouflage is often featured in movies, books, and television shows, such as the Indominus Rex in Jurassic World and the Invisible Woman in Fantastic 4, there’s also a fair few animals […]

Rescued Seals at Blue Reef Tynemouth

August 30, 2017


We currently have two special visitors to the aquarium, a pair of harbour seals, both rescued from the North East’s beaches. The first, a male, named Chester who is around 6 weeks old was brought in by the RSPCA from a beach in North Yorkshire. He was underweight and had swelling to his mouth caused by […]

7 Things You Need to Know About Rays

August 30, 2017


Rays (Batoidea) have existed for around 150 million years, and their venom remains deadly even after it leaves their bodies – although they mainly use this to defend themselves. But, that’s not the only thing that’s incredible about rays. Find out more facts about these wonderful creatures. They’ve Got Super-Senses Think sharks are the most […]