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WOW FACT!

When Cownose Rays swim in the ocean, their wingtips often break the surface, resembling the dorsal fin of a shark, which sometimes causes undue alarm for swimmers and divers. 

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You'll start your journey through the depths of the ocean in the bay of Rays. Here you will find an assortment of amazing creatures that are native to the UK including Cownose Rays and Pyjama Sharks!

WOW FACT!

When Cownose Rays swim in the ocean, their wingtips often break the surface, resembling the dorsal fin of a shark, which sometimes causes undue alarm for swimmers and divers. 

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WOW FACT!

When Cownose Rays swim in the ocean, their wingtips often break the surface, resembling the dorsal fin of a shark, which sometimes causes undue alarm for swimmers and divers. 

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DON'T MISS!

You'll start your journey through the depths of the ocean in the bay of Rays. Here you will find an assortment of amazing creatures that are native to the UK including Cownose Rays and Pyjama Sharks!

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DON'T MISS!

You'll start your journey through the depths of the ocean in the bay of Rays. Here you will find an assortment of amazing creatures that are native to the UK including Cownose Rays and Pyjama Sharks!

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Great Barrier Reef

Next, prepare to be amazed as you come closer than ever before to amazing colourful assortment of creatures in our Great Barrier Reef exhibit.

Discover something amazing!

Jellyfish Discovery

Be enchanted by our beautiful Jellyfish in our interactive colour-changing tanks!

Jellyfish are 95% Water!

Bonnethead Sharks

Prepare to be amazed as you come face-to-fin with our incredible juvenile Bonnethead Sharks. These amazing creatures are members of the Hammerhead family! 

Blacktip Reef Sharks

Blacktip Reef Sharks are found in warm coastal waters around the world! Black Tips are among the most popular sharks inhabiting the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, because Black Tip Reef Sharks prefer shallow, inshore waters. They are typical in appearance of how humans imagine a shark to look, and can be seen at our ocean tank!

Bonnethead Sharks

Prepare to be amazed as you come face-to-fin with our incredible juvenile Bonnethead Sharks. These amazing creatures are members of the Hammerhead family! 

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Bonnethead Sharks

Prepare to be amazed as you come face-to-fin with our incredible juvenile Bonnethead Sharks. These amazing creatures are members of the Hammerhead family! 

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Blacktip Reef Sharks

Blacktip Reef Sharks are found in warm coastal waters around the world! Black Tips are among the most popular sharks inhabiting the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, because Black Tip Reef Sharks prefer shallow, inshore waters. They are typical in appearance of how humans imagine a shark to look, and can be seen at our ocean tank!

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Blacktip Reef Sharks

Blacktip Reef Sharks are found in warm coastal waters around the world! Black Tips are among the most popular sharks inhabiting the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, because Black Tip Reef Sharks prefer shallow, inshore waters. They are typical in appearance of how humans imagine a shark to look, and can be seen at our ocean tank!

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WEEDY SEA DRAGONS

Weedy Sea Dragons are native to the Australian coastline and are the masters at camouflage! Look closely and see if you can spot our Weedy Sea Dragons hiding amongst the foliage.

WOW FACT!

Seahorse pregnancy is amazing thing. Believe it or not, the male seahorses get pregnant, not the females. The female uses an ovipositor to expel her eggs into the male’s stomach pouch.

Big-bellied Sea Horse

The Big-bellied sea horses’ long tail contributes to their claim as one of the world’s largest seahorse species. Reaching up to lengths of 30 centimetres, the amazing Big-bellied Seahorse has a long, curly, grasping tail!

WEEDY SEA DRAGONS

Weedy Sea Dragons are native to the Australian coastline and are the masters at camouflage! Look closely and see if you can spot our Weedy Sea Dragons hiding amongst the foliage.

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WEEDY SEA DRAGONS

Weedy Sea Dragons are native to the Australian coastline and are the masters at camouflage! Look closely and see if you can spot our Weedy Sea Dragons hiding amongst the foliage.

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WOW FACT!

Seahorse pregnancy is amazing thing. Believe it or not, the male seahorses get pregnant, not the females. The female uses an ovipositor to expel her eggs into the male’s stomach pouch.

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WOW FACT!

Seahorse pregnancy is amazing thing. Believe it or not, the male seahorses get pregnant, not the females. The female uses an ovipositor to expel her eggs into the male’s stomach pouch.

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Big-bellied Sea Horse

The Big-bellied sea horses’ long tail contributes to their claim as one of the world’s largest seahorse species. Reaching up to lengths of 30 centimetres, the amazing Big-bellied Seahorse has a long, curly, grasping tail!

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Big-bellied Sea Horse

The Big-bellied sea horses’ long tail contributes to their claim as one of the world’s largest seahorse species. Reaching up to lengths of 30 centimetres, the amazing Big-bellied Seahorse has a long, curly, grasping tail!

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Breed Rescue Protect

Conservation is at the heart of what we do at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary. There are plenty of opportunities to learn about the threats facing marine life and what you can do to help as you explore with us. In this area you find find out more about what SEA LIFE and the SEA LIFE Trust are doing to help threatened marine life and perhaps help us out yourself by signing one of our petitions or picking up a free sustainable seafood guide.

Around 75% (that's three quarters) of the world’s coral reefs are threatened by human activity.