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|Stingray Bay and Shark Lagoon|
Charlotte, a Green sea turtle, lives among the rays in Stingray Bay. She came from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, GA where she was rescued after being struck by a boat propeller, which caused partial paralysis of her lower digestive tract and hind flippers. As a result, air accumulates in her hind-quarters, a condition popularly known as bubble butt. Though Charlotte is currently non-releasable, there is a chance that with long-term rehabilitation she could recover and possibly be released back into the ocean in future years. Until then, she is serving as an ambassador for her species, charming and inspiring more than 725,000 guests at Mystic Aquarium each year. She’s even inspired a book!
Gliding through the exhibit are Atlantic, Southern and Cownose rays. Watch for Hoover, the Southern Ray with the 4-foot wingspan!
When you visit, be sure to read the signage around the exhibit to learn shark facts and fiction, and why they’re in danger.
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