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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 […]

Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth seeks an Interim Maintenance Operative

November 21, 2018

Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth seeks an Interim Maintenance Operative 3 Month Interim Contract – Immediate Start 24 hours per week. Salary £8.50 per hour Blue Reef Aquarium, situated in an idyllic setting of Tynemouth on the North East coast is looking for a pro-active, customer focused individual to join its lively team as a […]

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 luck 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 […]

Pair of wild seals released back into the wild.

June 12, 2018

This week two rescued seals have been released back into the North Sea after treatment at Blue Reef Tynemouth’s Marine Rescue Centre. The two seals, named Bruce and Gabrielle have been recovering from injuries for the last month and were finally well enough to be released back into the wild. Bruce was picked up locally, […]


May 28, 2018

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Flashlight Fish have arrived at Blue Reef Tynemouth

May 15, 2018

We have some mysterious new arrivals at Blue Reef Tynemouth… Deep down in the pacific ocean live flashlight fish. These amazing creatures live in complete darkness and can only been seen by their glowing cheeks. The Flashlight fish is characterized by two bean shaped torch-like organs under its eyes containing bio-luminescent bacteria, which the fish […]

10 Devastating Facts About Ocean Pollution

May 4, 2018

The ocean is one of the most expansive and diverse places on earth. It’s one of our most valuable natural resources and it’s where 230,000 marine species call home. Unfortunately, despite its powerful expanses, the sea is not invincible – it’s being threatened by pollution from people on land, as well as by natural causes. […]

Sharks lay eggs in time for Easter

March 30, 2018

Easter is not just for chicks and lambs; it is also for fish and sharks. This Easter staff at Blue Reef Aquarium were thrilled to see that their Lesser Spotted Dog Fish were laying eggs. The dogfish are a type of shark which are native to our local waters and can be found in the […]

Trio of Seals Released back into the wild

March 12, 2018

This week three grey seal pups have been released back into the wild from the rescue centre at Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth. The three seals have spent the winter recovering from injuries in the purpose built rescue centre in Tynemouth. They all came in from beaches around the North East after calls from concerned […]

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