When I say “Touching the Rays”, I don’t mean the baseball players! Well, not usually, anyway.
But anyone who has ever been to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, or watched a Tampa Bay Rays game on TV, will know of the unusual feature just beyond the fence in right centre field.
The Rays Touch Tank gives fans a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the creatures after which the Floridian Major League Baseball team is named…. Rays!
The tank is 35 feet across and holds 10,000 gallons of water. Not to mention a whole shoal of cownose rays.
Not only can fans see these amazing fish up close, they can also touch them (which you probably guessed from the tank’s name).
Being as small I am, I was too afraid of falling in to try and touch the rays myself. But my friends assured me they weren’t slimy at all.
Given that Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Sense of Touch, featuring the Rays Touch Tank seemed like a no-brainer.
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