Our Shoreline Gallery is located at the top of Ray Bay. Guests will have the opportunity to closely observe, interact with and even gently touch four species of stingrays!
Cownose rays form schools of as many as 10,000 to migrate. It is thought that they use water temperature and the orientation of the sun to help guide them. Using their frontal lobes (named after a cow’s nose), they sift through the ocean floor looking for tasty clams, snails, crabs and other invertebrates.
Southern stingrays can bury themselves in the sand in a split second, keeping only their eyes and spiracles visible. Like other rays, they feed on shellfish and crustaceans along the bottom of the ocean. Ray Bay is home to only female southern stingrays because they can have up to 10 pups at a time!
Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
Also known as Pacific cleaner shrimp, this species gets its common name from its diet of dead tissue and parasites that it picks off of fish. They have bright red stripes down their sides and one white stripe in between, and typically live in or around coral reef caves or rock ledges.
There are over 500 species of sharks around the world who keep their eggs inside of their body to incubate until they are ready to hatch, and then give birth to live young similar to mammals. The rest of the shark species lay eggs with a strong keratin casing around the embryo and yolk. Swell shark and chain catshark eggs are currently on display.
Spotted Eagle Ray
This beautiful ray consists of three species that inhabit tropical waters in the Atlantic, Indo-Pacific and East Pacific. Deserving of the name eagle ray, they are known to jump completely out of the water to escape predators or dislodge parasites. You can easily spot our eagle rays because they are covered in beautiful spotted markings!
• Stingray Experiences allow guests to get in Ray Bay and get up close and personal with our stingrays!
• Our Shoreline Gallery also showcases real shark eggs in our egg case, which allows guests to witness baby sharks swimming around within the “mermaid’s purse!”
• Check out our stingray barb interactive to learn all about how their sting works!
Dive Shows + Aquarist Talks
Swim by for a scheduled Dive Show to watch our divers with the animals or check out an Aquarist Talk to meet our husbandry team! You’ll have the chance to ask all your questions and maybe even see a live feeding!