Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium is launching a brand new film-inspired fishy trail for the summer holidays at the weekend (Saturday, August 6th – Sunday, August 7th).


The ‘Blue Tang Story’ is a fun and informative trail for forgetful fish which highlights the real-life tales of the fishy characters featured in the new animated Disney Pixar film ‘Finding Dory’.


Visitors will be able to find out more about all the major characters from the movie which are based on real fish species including clownfish, cleaner shrimps, puffer fish, butterflyfish, seahorses, sharks and, of course, blue tangs like Dory.


As well as the trail there will be a daily programme of talks, workshops and other activities based on the fishy stars with information on conservation projects to help protect species in the wild and things we can all do to help protect and preserve the marine environment.


Over the launch weekend there will also be glitter tattoos, facepainting and a bouncy castle for younger visitors as well as the chance to meet cuddly costume character Charlie the Clownfish.


“When ‘Finding Nemo’ was released back in 2003 we saw a massive surge in interest among younger visitors and we are hoping for a similar response with the new film,” said Blue Reef Aquarium’s Rosie Harris.


“Our aim is to channel that interest to raise awareness and enthusiasm for marine life in general among visitors of all ages, but particularly youngsters.


“The new trail will give everyone the opportunity to see the actual fish and learn about their amazing real-life stories in a fun and entertaining way,” she added.


  • The ‘Blue Tang Story’ is free to visitors and takes place daily until September 4th at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium. For more information visit, call 0191 258 1031 or find us on Facebook.


Issued by Blue Reef Aquarium. For more information contact Rosie Harris on 0191 258 1031.

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