Endangered ray eggs waiting to hatch in Hastings

Eleven egg-cases from the undulate ray are waiting to hatch in Hastings Credit: Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium
The undulate ray is an endangered species Credit: Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium

A total of eleven egg-cases are waiting to hatch at the Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium.

The eggs, which were laid at their sister-aquarium in Bristol as part of a captive breeding programme, belong to the undulate ray which is now considered to be endangered in the wild.

The eggs should start to hatch out over the summer.

Blue Reef’s Curator Chris Ireland said: “Many species of European sharks and rays are increasingly coming under threat of extinction in the wild. It would be great if we were able to successfully breed this particular species in captivity."