Touching the Rays at Tropicana Field, Florida

IMG_0487When I say “Touching the Rays”, I don’t mean the baseball players! Well, not usually, anyway.

IMG_0490But 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.

IMG_0519The 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!

IMG_0509IMG_0508The tank is 35 feet across and holds 10,000 gallons of water. Not to mention a whole shoal of cownose rays.

IMG_0505Not only can fans see these amazing fish up close, they can also touch them (which you probably guessed from the tank’s name).

IMG_0506IMG_2634Being 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.

IMG_0497IMG_0502Given 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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4 Responses to Touching the Rays at Tropicana Field, Florida

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  2. Cee Neuner says:

    That would be fun to touch a “ray” like that 😀

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