Rays

Out of all the animals that you may find at SEA LIFE Porto, the Cownose is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most playful! It has two frontal lobes in its head, and two little holes under the eyes, which make it look like a cow!

They can measure up to 2 meters (79 inches), have a diamond-shaped body and are also known as golden rays. They like to rest on sandy bottoms where they sometimes hide and search for food, digging up small clams and oysters, their favourite snack, through a very effective strategy of alternating blowing and suction.

Usually they are harmless but, when feeling threatened, they can use their sharp spikes on the tips of their tails to do some damage!