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The Blue Planet Effect & the Plastic Problem

Junior Aquarist, Rebecca Hansell, revisits the BBC’S groundbreaking documentary series ‘Blue Planet II’. What effect has this programme had on worldwide attitudes towards plastic pollution? And what challenges do we face to protect our oceans?

Autumn Beach Clean

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium is inviting volunteers to join them on an autumn beach clean on Saturday November 11th. Staff from the Rock-a-Nore Road wildlife attraction will be hosting the beach tidy event from 10am on the stretch of beach beside the aquarium. All volunteers will … Continued

Blue Reef Aquarium Plans Beach Clean

Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium is inviting volunteers to join them on a pre-spring beach clean next month. Staff from the Rock-a-Nore Road wildlife attraction will be hosting their first official beach tidy event of the year from 11am on Saturday, March 25th on the stretch of beach beside the aquarium. Last year’s beach cleans have … Continued

Exotic pets not just for Christmas

Experts at Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium are urging people not to buy exotic pets unless they are committed to giving them a forever home. The warning comes after the Rock-a-Nore Road wildlife attraction received a number of reports over the Christmas period of people looking to re-home unwanted reptiles on social media. The aquarium is … Continued

Sprats Amazing – Giant shoal driven on to Hastings beach

Visitors to Rock-a-Nore beach were shocked to witness a rare marine phenomenon in which hundreds of sprats became stranded on the shore last week. The sprats were left high and dry after a shoal of mackerel drove them to the coastline trapping them in a shallow pool as the tide went out.  Aquarists from Hastings … Continued

Autumn Beach Clean

Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium is inviting volunteers to join them on an autumnal beach clean next month. Staff from the Rock-a-Nore Road wildlife attraction will be hosting their next event at 10am on Saturday, October 8th on the stretch of beach beside the aquarium. Previous beach cleans have proved so popular they are providing extra … Continued

June Beach Clean

Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium is once again inviting local people to take part in a beach clean this weekend. Staff from the Rock-a-Nore Road wildlife attraction have organised the event for 10am on Saturday, June 11th on the stretch of beach beside the aquarium. The last event, back in April, proved so popular they are … Continued

Bumper Haul for Blue Reef Beach Clean

A record number of volunteers helped staff from Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium collect 35 bags of rubbish in just 90 minutes as part of their latest beach clean event at the weekend. A total of 46 people, including nine members of Hastings 1st Scouts and lots of young families, joined forces with aquarists from the … Continued

Beach Clean

Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium is appealing for volunteers to take part in a beach clean this weekend. Staff from Blue Reef have organised the event for 10am on Saturday, May 23rd on the stretch of beach beside the aquarium and they’re hoping to attract a large number of local people to come along and give … Continued

Breeding Programme For British Pipefish

Aquarists at Hastings’ Blue Reef Aquarium have set up a breeding programme for one of the UK’s most unusual fish species The Rock-a-Nore Road wildlife attraction has taken delivery of 30 native pipefish. Pipefish are straightened-out members of the seahorse family and like seahorses it is the male rather than the female which gives birth … Continued

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