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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 […]

BUSY START TO SEAL PUP SEASON

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 […]

BAD HAIR DAY

Fortunately for most of us bed hair is only a temporary condition. However for Pierre, a rescued cockerel at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium, it’s a permanent problem. The feathered fiend arrived at the North Tyneside attraction after being rehomed by the Sunderland-based charity Pawz For Thought. Blue Reef’s Anna Pellegrino said: “We understand Pierre was […]

Turtle Rescued by Lifeboat Crew

A freshwater turtle is being looked after at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium after being rescued from a Northumberland beach by a lifeboat crew. The red-eared terrapin was discovered on the beach in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea by a member of the local RNLI crew who had spotted it ‘running about like a greyhound’. It was first spotted more […]

Baby seal pup born at Blue Reef!

A baby seal pup, which was born at the weekend, is enchanting visitors to Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium. Benji, who was born on July 5th, is the first seal pup ever to have been bred at the North Tyneside wildlife attraction. The harbour seal pup weighed around five kilogrammes when he was born but has […]

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