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Stingrays at SEA LIFE

Cow Nosed Ray | SEA LIFE Aquarium

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.