Rays!

There are over 500 different species of Rays and Skate in our oceans and rivers. Their closest relative is the Sharks; Rays evolved from Sharks around 150 million years ago!

Just like Sharks, Rays don´t have a bony skeleton. Instead, their skeleton is made of cartilage ( just like our nose and ears).

This makes lighter so it is easier for Rays to glide through the ocean.

Rays are one of the most graceful and beautiful creaturres, throgh many people think they look odd with their mouths on their underside and their eyes on top.

Many members of the ray family produce eggs in an oblong case which is known as a " mermaid´s purse"-you can sometimes find these washed up on beaches.

 

Just like Sharks, Rays don’t have a bony skeleton. Instead, their skeleton is made of cartilage (just like our nose and ears!)

This makes them lighter so it is easier for Rays to glide through the ocean.

 

SEA LIFE has had a number of breeding   successes - rays being one of them. Visit our them. Visit our website to find out more!.

The thornback ray is probably one of the most common rays encountered by divers. Like all rays, it has a flattened body with broad, wing-like pectoral fins. The body is kite-shaped with a long, thorny tail. The back is

covered in numerous thorny spines, as is the underside in older females.

 

 

Just like Sharks, Rays don’t have a bony skeleton. Instead, their skeleton is made of cartilage (just like our nose and ears!)

This makes them lighter so it is easier for Rays to glide through the ocean.

 

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Just like Sharks, Rays don’t have a bony skeleton. Instead, their skeleton is made of cartilage (just like our nose and ears!)

This makes them lighter so it is easier for Rays to glide through the ocean.

 

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SEA LIFE has had a number of breeding   successes - rays being one of them. Visit our them. Visit our website to find out more!.

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SEA LIFE has had a number of breeding   successes - rays being one of them. Visit our them. Visit our website to find out more!.

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The thornback ray is probably one of the most common rays encountered by divers. Like all rays, it has a flattened body with broad, wing-like pectoral fins. The body is kite-shaped with a long, thorny tail. The back is

covered in numerous thorny spines, as is the underside in older females.

 

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The thornback ray is probably one of the most common rays encountered by divers. Like all rays, it has a flattened body with broad, wing-like pectoral fins. The body is kite-shaped with a long, thorny tail. The back is

covered in numerous thorny spines, as is the underside in older females.

 

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