Out of all the animals that you may find at SEA LIFE, the Cownose is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most playful! It has two frontal lobes in its head, and two little holes under the eyes, which make her look like a cow!
They can measure up to 2 meters (79 inches), have diamond-shaped body and are also known as golden rays. They like to rest on sandy bottoms where they sometimes hide and search for food, digging up small clams and oysters, their favourite snack, through a very effective strategy of alternating blowing and suction.
Usually they are harmless but, when feeling threatened, they can use their sharp spikes on the tips of their tails to do some damage!
Things to Do
- Watch them swimming. No other fish beats their elegance. Some say that they resemble an airplane, gliding through the water, some find that they look like birds flapping their wings in a graceful undulating motion!
- Notice how it seems they are always smiling!
- It is highly interactive, it seems to respond to our behaviour. Get closer and find out what we’re talking about!