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
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
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
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
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
Although seals and sea lions have a lot in common, there are also a few things that set them apart. Find out more here!
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!
Known to have a villainous reputation projected onto them by the film screen, sharks are one of the most fascinating species to swim in our oceans. They have been around for at least 450 million years, with over 500 species living in habitats across all four corners of the world. That even includes the coast … Continued
We’re now into the season of love here at Tynemouth Aquarium, so we thought we’d take this oppor-tuna-ty to show off some fin-tastic facts relating with some of our creatures and their romantic charm.
Here are 8 of our favourite fish that use camouflage to survive in the ocean, some of which you can even see right here at Blue Reef Aquarium Tynemouth! Have a look below to see which incredible examples have made our list.