Ray
Lagoon

Amazing Rays

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.

 

 

Cownose Stingray

  • Cownose are known for long migrations where they school together!
  • Their diet consists of crustaceans, clams, mussels

 

Southern Stingray

  • When not feeding, southern stingrays bury themselves in the sand with only their eyes and spiracles visible.
  • In the wild, Southern Stingrays can be found in shallow coastal or estuarine waters

Shovelnose Guitarfish

  • Guitarfish have both the characteristics of stingrays & sharks but lack a barb and teeth!
  • Diet consists of crustaceans, mollusks and fish

Cownose Stingray

  • Cownose are known for long migrations where they school together!
  • Their diet consists of crustaceans, clams, mussels

 

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Cownose Stingray

  • Cownose are known for long migrations where they school together!
  • Their diet consists of crustaceans, clams, mussels

 

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Southern Stingray

  • When not feeding, southern stingrays bury themselves in the sand with only their eyes and spiracles visible.
  • In the wild, Southern Stingrays can be found in shallow coastal or estuarine waters
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Southern Stingray

  • When not feeding, southern stingrays bury themselves in the sand with only their eyes and spiracles visible.
  • In the wild, Southern Stingrays can be found in shallow coastal or estuarine waters
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Shovelnose Guitarfish

  • Guitarfish have both the characteristics of stingrays & sharks but lack a barb and teeth!
  • Diet consists of crustaceans, mollusks and fish
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Shovelnose Guitarfish

  • Guitarfish have both the characteristics of stingrays & sharks but lack a barb and teeth!
  • Diet consists of crustaceans, mollusks and fish
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