How Are Coves Formed?

Did you know that there are all kinds of fascinating structures that can be created in our oceans and seas? From deep tunnel systems to coves, it’s amazing to learn about how and why they form. Coves are pretty common in coastal areas. They’re created through erosion, but what exactly does that mean? Let’s take … Continued

Halloween at Tynemouth A-scarium

Are you ready for a spook-tacular Halloween at Tynemouth A-scarium? We’re counting on all of you ghouls and goblins, zombies and witches to join us here during the October half-term! Discover our A-scarium trail and unscramble the Halloween themed word for a treat, and don’t forget to come in fancy dress for a chance to … Continued

Strangest Plants Found in the Sea

The ocean is home to an abundance of sea creatures, most of whom are truly fascinating and have unique features in order to help them survive their environment. However, marine life also extends to a vast array of plants that have also evolved and developed to get the most out of their aquatic home. These … Continued

Cleaner Shrimp: The Cleaners of the Sea!

Shrimp. You may not think of them as the most exciting animals in our seas and oceans, but they have an important role to play in maintaining the health of marine habitats. This is particularly true of the Pacific cleaner shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis) – one of the busiest and best cleaner-uppers of the deep blue. … Continued

Seal Hospital: Behind the Scenes

Here at Tynemouth Aquarium our Seal Cove exhibit lets you get up close with our very own harbour seals, each of which have their own special personalities. With four seals to get to know, and twice daily shows, it’s no wonder our visitors come back time and time again! However, did you know that we … Continued

Flashlight Fish: How Do They Glow?

The mysterious fish of the deep sea have long captured the imagination, and even now, scientists continue making exciting discoveries about the animals that dwell in the deepest parts of our planet. One such creature is the flashlight fish (Anomalops katoptron), an otherworldly specimen that we’re lucky enough to have on-site here at Tynemouth Aquarium. … Continued

What is a Marmoset? Everything You Need to Know

Always up to mischief, our cute little marmosets are some of our visitors’ favourites here at Tynemouth Aquarium. Let’s take a look at what makes these pint-sized primates so charming, as well as what they love to eat, where they live and where you can find them the next time you come by for a … Continued

What is Algae? Everything You Need to Know

Algae. It’s something everyone has heard of, but do you know what it is? Lots of people would guess that it’s a plant, while others might take a punt and say that it’s an animal. They’d all be wrong. So, what is algae? How does it grow? And is it good or bad for our … Continued

Summer 2023 at Tynemouth Aquarium: What’s On?

S.O.S (Save Our Seas) Month at Tynemouth Aquarium Saturday 22nd July – Sunday 3rd September 2023 Come to Tynemouth Aquarium this summer for an exciting and educational journey!You can help protect our seas by raising awareness about all of the dangers that lie in the ocean, affecting all of our beautiful sea creatures and their … Continued

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