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The UK’s most beautiful sea creatures (and where to find them)

Grey Seal Tynemouth

July 1, 2019


We may have plenty of rays and seals at Blue Reef Tynemouth, but did you know that the UK coastal waters are home to large populations of these creatures too? In fact, if you read on, you’ll find out that the UK’s seal population is booming in certain areas. So hold your breath (though not […]

Job Vacancy – Catering Assistant

June 25, 2019


Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth seeks a Retail Assistant. Part time, variable hours. About Blue Reef Aquarium, Tynemouth Our award winning Blue Reef aquarium, located on the North East coast is home to an array of animals in over 40 naturally themed exhibits from around the world from the British coast, the Mediterranean, coral reef […]

Business Open as Usual

June 11, 2019


Maintenance works will be taking place over the next number of weeks. We are open daily during this time. Please check social media for more updates.

5 Reasons Cotton-Top Tamarins are Endangered

April 22, 2019


5 Reasons Cotton-Top Tamarins are Endangered The tiny cotton-top tamarin is one of the smallest primates in the world. At 30cm tall (plus a bit extra for their tales) these furry-headed monkeys are about the size of a small squirrel you might find in your garden. But unlike the squirrels in your garden, the cotton-top […]

Goodbye to Indra and Gizmo

March 14, 2019


It is with a heavy heart we are saying goodbye to our otters. Indra and Gizmo, our Asian Short Clawed Otters are moving to Ardmore mini Zoo in Ireland. Gizmo was born here in 2005 and was joined by Indra in 2014. The pair have been inseparable ever since. Although we will all miss them, […]

Work Experience Placements

February 14, 2019


Work Experience Placements Interested in a career working with animals? Our work experience placements could be for you. Take a look at our Work Experience Placement Booklet to gain an idea of what to expect from a placement with us. If you would like to apply you can download an application form. Who are we looking […]

Love is in the Water…

February 11, 2019


It is the time of year when we all celebrate our loved ones and our animals here are no different. Here are some of our most romantic Aquarium creatures: Indra and Gizmo Have you met our adorable pair of otters? Indra and Gizmo spend all of their time together, and although they occasionally fight, they […]

Ghost Fishing Gear

January 27, 2019


Ghost Fishing Gear Have you heard of ghost fishing gear? We aren’t talking about Casper taking up angling! Ghost fishing gear is what happens when commercial fishing gear is lost or discarded.   So what is the big deal? This discarded fishing gear can cause serious problems for marine animals. Fish get caught in nets […]

A Master of Disguise is coming to Tynemouth

December 6, 2018


A Master of Disguise is coming to Tynemouth We have some very special new additions coming to Blue Reef Tynemouth. We have some amazing new arrivals coming this weekend. Come along and meet our new Cuttlefish. These amazing animals are closely related to octopus and squid and share some of their spectacular traits. Master of […]

Miraculous recovery for seal injured by fishing gear

September 21, 2018


Miraculous recovery for seal injured by fishing gear One lucky seal at our Marine Rescue Centre has been given a second chance after horrific injuries. The seal, named Helena by her rescuers, was brought into the rescue centre at the end of July. She had been caught in some ‘ghost’ fishing gear and has multiple wounds. […]

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