Everything You Need to Know About Crabs

Crabs are fascinating crustaceans and have captured the curiosity of both marine enthusiasts and casual beachcombers alike. From their curious sideways scuttling to their remarkable diversity, there’s much to learn and appreciate about these creatures. So, let’s delve into the world of crabs and uncover some intriguing facts that may surprise you. What is a … Continued

Endangered vs Extinct: What’s the Difference?

The world is home to an incredible amount of different species, each with its own unique characteristics and role to play within its ecosystem. Unfortunately, many of these animals are at risk of disappearing altogether for a number of different reasons. Here at Tynemouth Aquarium we play our part in the preservation of some of … Continued

Most Colourful Fish in the World Revealed!

As one of the oldest classes of animals, fish are an incredibly diverse group, with masses of variation in size, shape and colour. These characteristics are designed to help them fit into their environment – for example, A fish may need to be small enough to hide in the reefs they call home or have … Continued

What are Barnacles?

The world’s oceans are populated by many weird and wonderful creatures of all shapes and sizes. Many of these creatures don’t look like animals at all, with some of them making use of camouflage techniques to blend into their environment. Barnacles are among those animals, with hard shell exteriors that resemble rocks rather than sea … Continued

How to Draw a Stingray

Stingrays are some of the most unique sea creatures that exist today. They are known for their friendly expression and sharp, stingingbarbs making them a particular standout creature at Tynemouth Aquarium. Although they are rather slim, their shape cannot be mistaken for anything else, with wide wings that allow them to gracefully glide through the … Continued

7 Things to Do Indoors in Newcastle

Planning a visit to the ‘Toon’ anytime soon? Then it’s a good idea to have a back-up plan in case of bad weather. Newcastle Upon Tyne may be one of the UK’s greenest and most walkable cities, but since it’s located in North East England, researching its best indoor attractions ahead of your visit is … Continued

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

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