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What to do if you spot a seal in the wild

We are very lucky to live in an area which is home to a vast array of wildlife including one of the largest seal colonies in the UK. 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 […]

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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Flashlight Fish have arrived at Blue Reef Tynemouth

We have some mysterious new arrivals at Blue Reef Tynemouth… Deep down in the pacific ocean live flashlight fish. These amazing creatures live in complete darkness and can only been seen by their glowing cheeks. The Flashlight fish is characterized by two bean shaped torch-like organs under its eyes containing bio-luminescent bacteria, which the fish […]

10 Devastating Facts About Ocean Pollution

The ocean is one of the most expansive and diverse places on earth. It’s one of our most valuable natural resources and it’s where 230,000 marine species call home. Unfortunately, despite its powerful expanses, the sea is not invincible – it’s being threatened by pollution from people on land, as well as by natural causes. […]

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