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Get your teeth into Shark Week!

Visitors to Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium will have the chance to immerse themselves in world of sharks and rays over the May Half Term Holidays (Monday, May 26th – Sunday, June 1st). ‘Shark Week’ is a celebration of the ocean’s ultimate predators and will feature everything from sharks workshops to shark and ray feeds as well […]


 Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium is looking after no fewer than 16 newborn dragons. The bearded dragons, which have been hatching out, throughout the week are a type of lizard and it is the first time they have been born at the aquarium. Parents Misty and Foggy were rescued reptiles which were re-homed at Blue Reef. […]

Aquarium celebrates rare Seahorse births!

Delighted keepers at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium are celebrating the birth of a dozen rare seahorses. The babies are members of what’s believed to be the world’s largest species of seahorse – the Australian big-belly – which can reach in excess of 20cms. The youngsters, which measure only a few centimetres in length, are the […]

Ecologist Joins Aquarium

An ecologist who spent two years working with koalas and saltwater crocodiles in Australia has joined the team at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium. Originally from Scarborough, Terry Mckeon has a degree in ecology and has extensive experience working at wildlife parks and aquariums around the world. Prior to returning to the UK Terry, 26, was […]


Blue Reef Aquarium’s new Marine Rescue Centre is experiencing a busy start to the grey seal pupping season. In the past two weeks alone the North Tyneside aquarium, alongside animal charity Pawz For Thought, has rescued eight stranded or abandoned grey seal pups. Blue Reef has been working closely with Pawz for Thought for over […]

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