Taking stock of aquarium’s fish

A fish stock take at Blue Reef Aquarium.
A fish stock take at Blue Reef Aquarium.

There is something fishy about a census taking place this weekend.

Staff at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium will be undertaking a comprehensive count of all their residents on Saturday and Sunday.

And visitors are being invited to volunteer to help spot and record the number of certain species including tropical fish, sharks monkeys and rays as part of the ‘fishy census’.

The child who most accurately reports the population of the animals will win a free full year’s child membership to the aquarium.

Blue Reef’s Anna Etchells said: “We thought it would be a good idea to involve the visitors in the whole process as well and turn it into a fun activity that everyone can take part in.”