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you can see more Shark Rays on display than anywhere else in the world in Newport Aquarium’s Surrounded By Sharks Exhibit! Extremely rare Shark Rays Sweet Pea, Scooter, Sunshine and Spike will win you over with their human-like eyes, and breathtaking grace.
The name Shark Ray, (Rhina ancylostoma), alludes to its appearance. The front section is broad like a ray with prehistoric ridges along the head, while the back section resembles a shark with dual dorsal fins.
Like sharks and rays, they have a skeleton made of cartilage. A Shark Ray’s mouth is equipped with very strong jaws that are covered in small rounded teeth. The strong jaw and teeth are extremely effective in crushing the hard shells of animals such as crabs and lobsters, their favorite foods.
Meet Bravo, a 650 lb Galapagos Tortoise, and all his friends in the New Turtle Canyon, including some you can touch.
Underwater classroom learning adventures specifically designed to meet new state and national standards.
Buy-one Penguin Encounter or Backstage Animal Experience, and get one FREE.
Newport Aquarium will open an hour early from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. select days now through April 20.
Unlimited visits for a full year for less than the cost of two tickets.
Purchase tickets, get up-to-the-minute show times, learn more about our exhibits and more all right on your phone!
Get an inside look at the Aquarium facility and learn what it takes to maintain a one million-gallon environment.
Join Ciara Bravo as she takes you through the Newport Aquarium with her friend Paula the African Penguin.
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One Aquarium Way
Newport, KY 41071
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