Aquarium News & Events


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 […]


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 […]

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! […]

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