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5 Clever Fish Species That Use Camouflage to Survive in the Ocean

It would be pretty great to be able to use camouflage to protect ourselves and get out of some sticky situations, wouldn’t it? Whilst camouflage is often featured in movies, books, and television shows, such as the Indominus Rex in Jurassic World and the Invisible Woman in Fantastic 4, there’s also a fair few animals […]

Rescued Seals at Blue Reef Tynemouth

We currently have two special visitors to the aquarium, a pair of harbour seals, both rescued from the North East’s beaches. The first, a male, named Chester who is around 6 weeks old was brought in by the RSPCA from a beach in North Yorkshire. He was underweight and had swelling to his mouth caused by […]

7 Things You Need to Know About Rays

Rays (Batoidea) have existed for around 150 million years, and their venom remains deadly even after it leaves their bodies – although they mainly use this to defend themselves. But, that’s not the only thing that’s incredible about rays. Find out more facts about these wonderful creatures. They’ve Got Super-Senses Think sharks are the most […]

5 Ways You Can Help the Conservation of Tynemouth’s Shoreline

The underwater world is a fascinating place, alive with thousands of sea creatures and plant life, both weird and wonderful. In Tynemouth, we’re blessed with the best of both worlds: historical landmarks and the North Sea coastline. Have you ever stopped to think just how vast the ocean is, though? Water takes up a massive […]

5 Amazing Features of Sharks

Known to have a fierce reputation, sharks are one of the most fascinating species to swim in our oceans. We may all have been subject to a specific opinion after watching films such as Jaws, but these underwater giants have much more to offer. Here are five amazing features that make them one of the […]

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