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First baby stingray born at SEA LIFE New Jersey Aquarium

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – SEA LIFE New Jersey welcomed its first baby stingray born.

The baby ray is the first stingray born at the quarium and is just a 6″ long Yellow Stingray, Urobatis jamaicensis. Guests can spot the new bundle of joy at the aquarium’s Reef at Day exhibit, while the proud mom rests in the neighboring JF Ray exhibit.

The Aquarium is doing a naming contest for their first baby stingray on their Instagram account @sealifenj on May 10. The Aquarists made their top picks and guests have 3 names to pick from – Munchkin, Pancake and Nelly.

The baby ray now weighs 2.5 ounces (born at 0.88 ounces) and can eventually reach up to 26 inches in length as one of the cutest new additions to SEA LIFE New Jersey.

They are small stingrays found on the Southern Atlantic coast of the United States, the Gulf of Mexico, and throughout the Caribbean.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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