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Image of Reef HQ Aquarium's Cuddles the Tawny Nurse Shark

Passing of 'Cuddles'

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Reef HQ Aquarium's Tawny Nurse Shark, affectionately known as 'Cuddles'. On Sunday 16 July, Cuddles passed away from natural causes at 21-22 years of age. Over the past 21 years, Cuddles has delighted countless guests and has been an Ambassador for all sharks worldwide and viewed by over 2.5 million visitors since his arrival in 1996.

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Image of the new environmentally friendly carpet being installed at Reef HQ Aquarium. The carpet tiles are made from recycled fishing/ghost-nets.

New Carpet for Reef HQ Aquarium

Reef HQ Aquarium has recently completed installing new carpet throughout the Aquarium. Even better news, the new carpet tiles are made from recycled ghost (fishing) nets.

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The words Reef Kids and Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium with a cartoon fish pretending to go to pre school

Reef Kids Afterschool Reef Education

Term 3 Tuesday 25 July 2017.   

Reef Kids is an interactive after school education program aimed to excite children about marine science and learn about the Great Barrier Reef and its inhabitants.

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