Aquarium News & Events

Rescued Seal Pups Go Back To The Wild

A pair of rescued seal pups were released back in to the wild this week following treatment at Tynemouth Blue Reef Aquarium’s Marine Rescue Centre.

Mantis Shrimp Packs a Powerful Punch

Marine experts at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium are taking no chances with their latest arrival – a trigger-happy peacock mantis shrimp Dubbed the ‘fastest claw in the North’, the shrimp may only be 12 cms from nose to tail but he’s still capable of landing a devastating knockout blow with the equivalent force of a […]

Baby Harbour Seal makes big splash on his return!

A baby seal, who was born in the summer, has been reunited with the rest of the colony at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium. Cody, a three-month-old harbour seal, was reintroduced to the other seals and sea lions at the North Tyneside attraction after being successfully weaned off milk and on to a fish diet. He […]

Crate Escape as Giant Eel dumped at Aquarium

A giant eel, which was dumped in a crate with no water at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium, is making a remarkable recovery. The five-foot-long conger eel was left in a blue crate in the North Tyneside aquarium’s reception by a member of the public. The anonymous person left before any member of staff could speak […]

New Girlfriend for Gizmo the Otter!

Keepers at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium are hoping love is in the air after introducing a potential new partner for Gizmo the otter. Gizmo was born at the aquarium back in 2005 and celebrates his ninth birthday in November. Staff had been on the lookout for a new mate for Gizmo as he had been […]

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