There are over 500 different species of stingrays and skate in our oceans and rivers. Their closest relative is the shark; 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 them lighter so it is easier for rays to glide through the ocean.
Entering Ray Lagoon, guests walk under a Shipwreck and dive into a world of stingrays at the all new 15,000 gallon Ray Pool. Kids of all ages can witness these graceful creatures in action. The ray experience, over two and a half times larger than the previous ray exhibit, houses dozens of stingrays and guitarfish.