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Surrounded By Sharks

New Ribbontail Rays!

Ribbontail's Entrance from Newport Aquarium on Vimeo.

Surrounded By Sharks is better than ever with the addition of a new species - the ribbontail ray! Newport Aquarium is the only place in the Midwest to see this species of ray and 3 1/2 foot  wide by 5 feet long Chip and Lettuce are really enjoying their new home. 

Ribbontails are typically found in the Indo-West Pacific from the Red Sea and East Africa to Southern Japan, Micronesia and tropical Australia. While they are found near reefs, they can also favor a wide variety of habitats from shallow lagoons to outer reef slopes.

Come make a new friend today!

Surrounded By Sharks

Surrounded by Sharks provides seamless acrylic tunnels that allow you to immerse yourself in the ocean with three exotic Shark Rays, a Honeycomb Whiptail Ray, Sand Tiger Sharks, Blacktip Reef Sharks and a Zebra Shark.

Also, don’t miss Denver, the inquisitive Loggerhead Sea Turtle always likes to say hello to guests.

Dare to Cross

Shark Bridge at the Shark Tank Overlook gives a thrilling topside view of the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit.

This 75-foot rope bridge is first of its kind in North America and allows guests to walk just inches above over a dozen sharks, three exotic shark rays, two stingrays and more than 300 fish in one of the country’s largest open air tank displays.

Things to Know

Important Symbols To Look For:

Water Story Water Story indicates where crucial information can be found about water, our most precious resource.
SSP Species Survival Plan indicates that an animal is part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan program (SSP) and is being managed within multiple zoos and aquariums so that it doesn't become extinct.
Vanishing Animal Vanishing Animal means that the species is either threatened or endangered and in need of our help or attention.
Conservation Supporting Conservation showcases a conservation message or a conservation project supported by our WAVE Foundation's Aquatic Conservation Fund.