THE EAGLES HAVE LANDED
AT DEEP SEA WORLD
The UK’s largest collection of eagle rays is to go on display at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, next month.
The sextet of rays, known as a ‘fever’, is set to join the North Queensferry attraction’s resident sand tiger sharks and stingrays in their giant 4.5-million-litre Underwater Safari display.
Reaching lengths of up to 2.6 metres, the eagle ray is found throughout the Mediterranean up to a maximum depth of 300 metres. The species’ northern range also includes the western coast of Ireland and parts of the North Sea.
Deep Sea World’s Kerry Myers said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be able to showcase these extraordinary looking fish for the first time here at Deep Sea World.
“They’re definitely one of the world’s most graceful and elegant types of ray. They tend to swim together in tight formation and are amazingly agile in the water.
“Seeing them all swimming together and exploring their spacious new home is truly magical.
“We are extremely fortunate to have such a large ocean display which will enable to rays to demonstrate their natural behaviour and we’re cautiously optimistic they may even start to show signs of breeding over the coming months,” she added.
To celebrate their arrival the aquarium is also playing host to Queen Elsa and Pirate Jake from JoJos Little Party People who will be welcoming the new rays to the aquarium with a series of fun events including singalongs, tug of war and photo opportunities with visitors.
Visitors can join Jake & Elsa on Saturday 10th October, Sunday 11th October, Monday 12th October, Friday 16th October, Saturday 17th October, Sunday 18th October, Monday 19th October, Friday 23rd October, Saturday 24th October and Sunday 25th October!
Deep Sea World is also pleased to announce that Artie Trezise, co-founder and performer with the legendary Singing Kettle, will be unveiling his exciting new interactive, musical, storytelling show ‘Tartan Tales’ on Wednesday, October 14th and Wednesday, October 21st.
The show features traditional stories that Artie has adapted and updated with the addition of music and song. There’s also some unusual telling of classic children’s fishy tales and much more!
In addition to special guest appearances there will also be Ray activities and talks to enjoy.