Loch Lomond SEA LIFE Aquarium has announced our first ever Tropical Stingrays!
That's right, when you next visit us, you can come face-to-face with the dangerous but elegant pelagic and blue spotted ribbontail stingrays here at SEA LIFE Loch Lomond. Watch them float through our colourful Tropical Ocean tank and discover the gentler side of these amazing and remarkable creatures.
Stingrays are related to the shark family. Most stingrays have one or more barbed stings on their tail, which are used exclusively in self-defence. Their 'stingers' can reach as long as 35 cm - wow!
Stingrays don't aggressively attack humans although they can sting you if you accidentally step on them. Fortunately there's no chance of that happening here at the Loch Lomond SEA LIFE Aquarium - you're perfectly safe!
Believe it or not, despite their sting, rays are in fact edible and are somethings caught as food using fishing lines or spears. Sorry, not chance of that happening here though - look but don't touch!