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.
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!
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!
• 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!
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is designated as a Certified Autism Center by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).
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