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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, […]

Easter Egg-Stravaganza (6 – 21 April 2019)

March 9, 2019


Easter Egg-Stravaganza 6 – 21 April 2019 Join us this Easter for an egg-cellent time! This Easter we are going egg crazy. Learn all about the eggs under the sea as we take a fascinating look at eggs from our favourite marine animals. We will look at the legends of the mermaid’s purse – (people […]

Seal Cove Clean

March 6, 2019


Customer Notice Seal Cove will be closed for draining and cleaning from Monday 18th March to Sunday 24th March. In this time we will have no seal shows.   Twice a year we drain our seal pool and give it a good clean out. As the water in the seal pool is natural sea water, […]

Double Discount = Double Fun

February 27, 2019


Double discount = double fun This March we are doubling our online discount! You can enjoy a whole world of fish, sharks and seals for less. Buy your tickets and visit in March and save 20% on your admission.   Ts and Cs Valid for online tickets only. Tickets must be purchased and used by […]

Job Vacancy – Aquarist

February 19, 2019


Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth seeks an Aquarist to join the Zoological Team. Full Time, Permanent Position 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, […]

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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