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On a recent Winter Seashore Walk Yorkshire Wildlife Trust stumbled across this small ray washed up on the tide line at South Landing, Flamborough. The distinctive eye spots on each wing make this species unmistakeable as a cuckoo ray.
Living Seas Centre Manager Anthony Hurd said: ‘We do not often find such pristine fish washed up so it was a great opportunity to show people the finer details of these majestic creatures. The spines running along its back, the eyes on the top of the head and the mouth hiding below along with the gill slits that characterise it as an elasmobranch – the group that encompasses all sharks, rays and skates.’
Anthony contacted the Shark Trust to log the find and also to gather a little more information about this species. Cuckoo ray have a wide ranging distribution around the UK and can grow up to 75cm long. They mature at around 60cm so judging by the size of the individual the Trust found at 40cm long they deduced it was a juvenile. Interestingly they can be found in coastal waters but also to depths of 290m! At such a depth the pressure is 30 times that of here on the surface!
During half term why not visit the Living Seas Centre! Based on South Landing in Flamborough, there are all kinds of activities and events to join in with. The centre is open everyday from Saturday 15th February to Sunday 2nd March 10am – 4pm. Events are free to join in with unless otherwise specified and booking is essential, call 01262 422103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seashore Safari with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Sunday, 02/03/2014 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Join YWT officers on a family friendly Seashore Safari to discover the weird and wonderful wildlife living on our shores. Meet at the Living Seas Centre, YO15 1AE. Booking is essential, call 01262 422103.
Seashore Scavenger Hunt with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Tuesday, 25/02/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Strandlines are a wonderful place to hunt for wild treasures, led by our YWT officers enjoy a family Seashore Scavenger Hunt to see what you can find. Meet at the Living Seas Centre, YO15 1AE. Booking is essential, call 01262 422103.
Beach Clean with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Sunday, 23/02/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Do your little bit for local marine conservation and join in with our South Landing beach clean. Meet at the Living Seas Centre, YO15 1AE. Booking is essential, call 01262 422103.
Living Seas Centre Talk - Intertidal Wildlife of South Landing
Thursday, 27/02/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
With the aid of stunning images, Living Seas Centre Manager Anthony Hurd will introduce you to some of the fascinating intertidal wildlife found right on our doorstep at South Landing. Charge: £2 per person - payable on the night. Venue: Living Seas Centre, South Sea Road, Flamborough, YO15 1AE. Time: 6:30pm with the talk starting at 7pm sharp. Booking is essential as numbers are strictly limited. Please call us on 01262 422103 or email us at email@example.com to secure a seat.
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