Posts Tagged 'photo'

Share your visit to the Aquarium with everyone!

“Picture It!” is the Aquarium’s monthly photo contest and gives you the opportunity to share your underwater adventure with us, and thousands of Aquarium visitors. Did you photograph a nurse shark silently swimming or a blue poison dart frog leaping through the rain forest? Maybe it’ll be a winner! Re-tell and relive your experiences to discover the Aquarium in a whole new way – by submitting your Aquarium–related digital photos into our contest.

Aquarium staff will select winning photos monthly to feature on the Aquarium’s award-winning web site. To see current winners, information, rules, and photo guidelines, visit aqua.org.

 

Special delivery: stingray pups born!

A diver collects a baby stingray in the Aquarium\'s exhibit.Southern stingray pups are born in the Wings in the Water exhibit on a regular basis. Our divers quickly catch the newborns and move them to a behind-the- scenes area so they don’t end up as food for the larger rays. These juveniles are shipped to other accredited institutions around the country. 

Southern stingrays have a gestation period of about six months. The eggs hatch within the mother’s body, and the pups, up to ten in a litter, average 9.5 inches across at birth and their “wings” are curled up – like crepes.


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