Ray Touch Pool
Visit Florida’s Gulf Coast
beaches and someone’s probably going to warn you to “do the stingray shuffle” - that is, to
shuffle your feet as you walk in the water to avoid stepping on a ray and being
stung with its barbed tail. No such worry here. The barbs have been removed so you can feel the ray's velvety surface as it gracefully glides beneath your hand.
Support research at Mote Marine Laboratory:
Learn more about shark research at Mote Marine Laboratory:
- Center for Shark Research
- About Stingrays
- About research conducted on the freshwater stingrays of Florida's St. Johns River
Mote Marine Laboratory has been a leader in marine research since it was founded in 1955. Today, we incorporate public outreach as a key part of our mission. Mote is an independent nonprofit organization and has seven centers for marine research, the public Mote Aquarium and an Education Division specializing in public programs for all ages.