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Ray Breeding

Rays are inquisitive relatives of the shark. Our Ray Breeding programme will help you learn more about these incredible creatures and spot the endangered species.

Did you know?

Since 2009, fishermen have been prohibited from taking Undulate Rays from EU waters.

 

We breed three different species at SEA LIFE Blackpool. Thornback Ray's are commonly found in coastal waters of Europe and the Atlantic coast of Africa, possibly as far south as Namibia and even South Africa.

 

Undulate Rays are an endangered species found in muddy or sandy bottoms of UK shores, but they are under threat from over-fishing. SEA LIFE is proud to lead a breeding program that focuses on the genetic health and sustainability of the captive population which in turn will help with a steady increase of the wild population. 

 

Finally, we have an ongoing program to breed Tropical Rays. Although we have recently started to breed this species, we are hopeful that we will be as successful as we have been in the past with the other ray species. 

 

Fun Fact!

Rays have flat bodies that help them hide in the sand!

Did you know?

Since 2009, fishermen have been prohibited from taking Undulate Rays from EU waters.

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Did you know?

Since 2009, fishermen have been prohibited from taking Undulate Rays from EU waters.

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We breed three different species at SEA LIFE Blackpool. Thornback Ray's are commonly found in coastal waters of Europe and the Atlantic coast of Africa, possibly as far south as Namibia and even South Africa.

 

Undulate Rays are an endangered species found in muddy or sandy bottoms of UK shores, but they are under threat from over-fishing. SEA LIFE is proud to lead a breeding program that focuses on the genetic health and sustainability of the captive population which in turn will help with a steady increase of the wild population. 

 

Finally, we have an ongoing program to breed Tropical Rays. Although we have recently started to breed this species, we are hopeful that we will be as successful as we have been in the past with the other ray species. 

 

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We breed three different species at SEA LIFE Blackpool. Thornback Ray's are commonly found in coastal waters of Europe and the Atlantic coast of Africa, possibly as far south as Namibia and even South Africa.

 

Undulate Rays are an endangered species found in muddy or sandy bottoms of UK shores, but they are under threat from over-fishing. SEA LIFE is proud to lead a breeding program that focuses on the genetic health and sustainability of the captive population which in turn will help with a steady increase of the wild population. 

 

Finally, we have an ongoing program to breed Tropical Rays. Although we have recently started to breed this species, we are hopeful that we will be as successful as we have been in the past with the other ray species. 

 

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Fun Fact!

Rays have flat bodies that help them hide in the sand!

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Fun Fact!

Rays have flat bodies that help them hide in the sand!

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