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Kids tickets for £1

May 19, 2019

Kid for a £quid is back This half term you can get Kids tickets for just £1. Book your tickets online between the 20th and 27th of May and you can get a child ticket for £1, when bought with an adult ticket. These tickets can be used throughout the half term, so book early […]

North Sea Heroes Event

May 3, 2019

Close your eyes and picture a shark, a ray and a seal in their natural habitat. You’re probably thinking somewhere pretty exotic. Or very cold. Or far, far away. Now picture your doorstep. Because in fact, that’s where you can find all three! Amazingly, they all live off the North East coast, just a few […]

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. […]

What to do if you spot a seal in the wild

July 29, 2018

We are very lucky to live in an area which is home to a vast array of wildlife including one of the largest seal colonies in the UK. This makes sightings and interaction with humans more likely, so here are a few tips to remember if you sea a seal in the wild. Seals are […]

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