Stingray Petting Tank in H2O

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A petting zoo where visitors, especially children, may handle, feeding pet the animals.

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The stingray’s coloration commonly reflects the seafloor’s shading, camouflaging it from predatory sharks and larger rays.

Their flattened bodies are composed of pectoral fins joined to their head and trunk with an infamous tail trailing behind.

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Stingrays are commonly found in the shallow coastal waters of temperate seas.

They spend the majority of their time inactive, partially buried in sand, often moving only with the sway of the tide.

While the stingray’s eyes peer out from its dorsal side, its mouth, nostrils, and gill slits are situated on its underbelly.

Its eyes are therefore not thought by scientists to play a considerable role in hunting.

Like its shark relatives, the stingray is outfitted with electrical sensors called ampullae of Lorenzini.

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National Geographic Information

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We took our grandson, Jeffrey, to the Mote Marine Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida When he was visiting this summer.

He enjoyed it immensely especially being able to pet the stingrays.

For more information click here.

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