Rays in love
Love is in the air at The Loch Lomond Aquarium with the arrival of an amorous female Undulate Ray.
The female ray arrived at the centre in early February as a partner for the centre’s frisky (but lonely) Fred, who has been living here since it opened in 2006.
As Fred is the only Undulate Ray at SEA LIFE Loch Lomond we thought that he’d like some female company. He has now reached maturity and needs a mate. Cue the appearance of Wilma, a female Undulate Ray from Weymouth, who has already shown an interest in the formerly forlorn Fred.
Currently we are waiting to find out if the egg cases that have been laid will bear fruit. We believe them to be fertile but will have to wait 9 months to find out for sure.
The Undulate Ray breeding program is part of a larger breeding program in the centre where they already successfully breed, a selection of sharks, rays and seahorses in a dedicated breeding area.
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- Undulate Rays are native to the South Coast of England and Ireland.
- They are an endangered species.