Shark Ray Bay Theater

Shark Ray Bay Theater provides an awe-inspiring window into the underwater world of the Surrounded By Sharks exhibit. At 385,000 gallons of saltwater, it’s the largest tank in the aquarium and is home to stingrays, sharks and a variety of species of schooling fish – all coexisting peacefully.

Three rare and unusual looking Shark Rays are some of the largest inhabitants in the exhibit. They love to glide past the window and rub their fins on the acrylic as if they are saying hello.

Be sure to be on the lookout for Denver, the mischievous 200 pound loggerhead sea turtle. His playful curiosity is endearing.

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Fun Facts
Shark Ray Bay Theater is the seasonal home of Scuba Santa – a one-of-a-kind Cincinnati holiday tradition!

Sand Tiger Sharks Sand Tiger Sharks


Meet the three NEW Sand Tiger Sharks making their home in the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit! The 2 males and 1 female are part of a world-wide Species Survival Plan coordinated through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Biologists and Aquarists working with these critically endangered sharks will share data and research with the ultimate goal of saving them from extinction. These giant sharks measure up between 6 and 7 feet long. You’ll easily be able to pick them out from the other sharks by their big toothy grin!

Let’s welcome the NEW Sand Tiger Sharks to Newport Aquarium with their own special names!

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