News Pieces

Monkey Mayhem!

Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium is celebrating the Easter holidays with ‘Monkey Mayhem’ – a series of monkey-themed events and activities. The award-winning North Tyneside attraction is home to a colony of miniature New World monkeys including marmosets and tamarins as part of their Amazing Amazon feature. In addition to daily monkey feeds and question and […]

Marine Mums!

Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium is paying tribute to some of the marine world’s most magnificent mums this weekend (March 9th – 10th). The event is part of the North Tyneside attraction’s Mother’s Day celebrations and, to coincide with the occasion, the aquarium’s freshwater convict cichlids have given birth to dozens of babies. Both mum and […]

NEW Marine Rescue Centre …

Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium in partnership with the animal charity Pawz For Thought is creating a major new rescue centre to provide emergency care for stranded seal pups and other marine life. The new Marine Rescue Centre, which is due to open next month, will provide a purpose-built rescue facility for sick, injured and abandoned […]

Hearing impaired pupils enjoy…

A group of Jarrow primary school children were on hand to help an aquarist from Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium carry out his first ever signed rockpool talk. The pupils, from the Junior Resource Base within Simonside Primary School, visited the award-winning North Tyneside attraction as part of a special day out. The children who attend […]

Storms strip shipwrecks

A Blyth fisherman has donated a colony of dead man’s fingers to Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium. The grisly-looking soft corals with their chilling common name have gone on display in one of the aquarium native marine displays, just in time for Halloween. It’s believed that recent stormy weather may have stripped the soft corals from […]

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