Aquarium News & Events

Miraculous recovery for seal injured by fishing gear

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. […]

GLOW (20th – 28th October)

As the days are drawing shorter and the dark nights are setting in we are adding some light with our amazing GLOW week. Come along and see the amazing bioluminescence of our Flashlight fish and see our corals glow under black light. We look at how these animals use their bioluminescence to thrive in the […]

Blue Reef Aquarium Tynemouth seeks a Displays Supervisor

About the Role The responsibilities of the Displays Supervisor will be varied, challenging, but extremely rewarding. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Zoological Team to ensure the team achieve the highest standard of animal care and husbandry. You will be responsible for maintaining and developing displays and exhibits – promoting public […]

What to do if you spot a seal in the wild.

We are in the middle of Harbour Seal pupping season, where hundreds of seals will be born in the area. 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 wild animals, even though the pups look adorable, […]

Pair of wild seals released back into the wild.

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, […]

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