Three brand new habitat zones have just opened here at Sydney
Aquarium: Mangroves, Shipwreck and The Tropical Bay of Rays!
Tropical Bay of Rays
Start your journey through these three new areas at the Tropical Bay of Rays - a tropical
haven housing a variety of unique species - displayed together for
the first time.
As you walk through the exhibit, it will be hard to miss the
Leopard Whipray with its leopard-like markings and elongated thin
whip tail. Some grow to have a tail 3.5 times longer than their
bodies! You'll be mesmerised by the electric blue spots of the
Blue-spotted Maskray and the Blue-spotted Fantail Ray as they glide
through the exhibit, and astound at the unusual White-spotted
Guitarfish with its three fins, white spots and guitar-shaped
Then venture through the murky Mangroves - an area which
replicates the the dark, atmospheric feel of the of the mangrove
swamps of Australia's tropical north - home to frogs, lizards,
crustaceans and a vast variety of fish.
Here, you'll discover Australia's second-largest freshwater fish
- the Barramundi, and the prehistoric Lungfish and Saratoga, both
of whom have ancestors dating back to around 140 million years
Then it's all aboard, for Sydney Aquarium's Shipwreck,
to discover the inhabitants of the deep.
Here, set amongst a beached shipwreck environment, you can
discover a vast array of animals including those found in
Australia's coastal waters like the elegant Weedy Sea Dragons and
the odd-looking Pineapple Fish; pillage the depths of the sea to
find ferocious-looking, but shy Green Moray eels and the Common
Octopus or peep at tropical fish and amazing coral through slatted
timber portholes, whilst looking out to shore and watching the
playful behaviour of Sydney Aquarium's colony of Little
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