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!
Things to Do
- Will you be the first to spot them in our tanks?
- Spot their 'stingers' and just be glad there is not a chance of you stepping on them!