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SEA LIFE Blackpool Bowmouth Guitarfish

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Maguari, 28 Mar 2010.

  1. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. 15+ year member Premium Member

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    Hot on the heels of arrival of the arrival of Scalloped Hammerheads at Birmingham, SeaLife have turned up another nice surprise - a spectacular Bowmouth Guitarfish (Rhina ancylostoma).

    http://www.zoochat.com/898/bowmouth-guitarfish-blackpool-sealife-centre-27-a-139823/

    Despite not actually being a shark, the species is the figurehead for the Blackpool centre's 2010 'Shark Frenzy' feature - highlighting the large collection of tropical sharks at the centre. I'd love to tell you how many species they have, but since around half-a-dozen smaller species are completely unlabelled I have no idea!

    The guitarfish is not yet labelled either - hopefully when the feature is properly up and running all the species will at least be labelled (wishful thinking?).