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Baby Boom in Mooloolaba

  • Monday 29th June 2015

Holiday baby boom at SEA LIFE!

 

A baby boom has hit SEA LIFE Mooloolaba with the birth of three female Blacktip sharks and two Blue-spotted stingrays.

 

The young stingrays, now four weeks old, share a birthday with Princess Charlotte of the House of Windsor and have been named after the baby princess and her brother George.

 

Known also as the Blue-spotted ribbontail ray, the beautiful camouflage-coloured creature with its blue spots a safety beacon for other creatures to stay away from its poisonous potential, it can generally be found living near the bottom of warm Indo-West Pacific waters.

 

The three shark sisters who are still a tiny two weeks old, are some of the first baby sharks to be born at the SEA LIFE Mooloolaba and at only 50cm in length are still un-named.

 

Generally not considered dangerous to humans due to their small size, this near threatened species is most commonly encountered species in tropical Indo-Pacific waters and found in shallows around coral reefs and found in very shallow waters of 30cm or less.

 

Our beautiful new babies can be seen daily in Zone 1 and 4 of the aquarium.