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

What Do Fish See?

There are so many things we don’t know about the inhabitants of the deep blue sea – however, we do know a lot of fish’s vision. Dive in!

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