As you walk down into the roots of the sea keep your eyes open as the mangrove plants hide a wide variety of animals.
On entering the Mysterious Mangroves, the first species you will see are the four eyed fish who swim just below the surface of the water, constantly looking above and below the water for food.
The venomous sting rays do have a barb – but are friendly and curious and look stunning in their mangrove tank. The spot patterns are distinct to each individual and help us identify them.
At feeding time the archer fish need a visit – they are expert at shooting down their food with a jet of water from their mouths. For the daily feeding times and talks for rays and archer fish please visit our What's On page.
Mangroves are an important habitat offering nursery grounds for fish associated with coral reefs. This fragile habitat needs to be protected: buying prawns from a sustainable fishing practice can help protect them from being cut down for fish farms.
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