First Stingray Born at NJ Aquarium Needs a Name
EAST RUTHERFORD — The American Dream entertainment and retail complex in the Bergen County borough has a new tenant.
The first baby stingray was born at the mall’s Sea Life New Jersey. Now, a contest is being held to name it.
The baby ray is just six inches long and is a Yellow Stingray. It now weighs 2.5 ounces and will eventually reach up to 26 inches in length, according to a Sea Life marketing manager.
The Yellow Stingray is a small ray most commonly found on the southern Atlantic coast of the U.S., the Gulf of Mexico, and throughout the Caribbean.
Guests can spot the new bundle of joy at the aquarium’s Reef at Day exhibit, while the proud mom rests in the neighboring JF Ray exhibit.
The Aquarium is doing a naming contest for their first baby ray on their Instagram account today.
The aquarists made their top picks and now guests have three names to pick from Munchkin, Pancake, and Nelly.
Be sure to vote!