How do Animals Communicate?

Animals can be incredibly fascinating not only for their appearance and characteristics, but also the way they behave. Creatures across the world are able to communicate with each other, but how exactly do they do this? Let’s find out! Can animals talk to each other? We already know that animals don’t communicate in the same … Continued

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

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

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