Aquarium News & Events

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 […]

Rescued Degus get new home!

A group of 11 rescued degus are settling in to their new home at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth. The South American rodents were rescued by animal charity Pawz For Thought and have gone on display in the North Tyneside aquarium’s Amazing Amazon feature – alongside a colony of miniature monkeys and tree frogs! […]

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 (Saturday, May 25th – Sunday, June 2nd). ‘Shark Week’ is a celebration of the ocean’s ultimate predators and will feature everything from preparing a shark’s dinner to actual shark and […]

Frodo the Monkey’s a Scale Model

Keepers at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium have come up with a novel way of ensuring their troop of monkeys stay fit and healthy. They have introduced a weekly weigh-in for the miniature primates to monitor their condition and to confirm each of them is receiving just the right amount of food. The scale sessions take […]

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