Sharks, most of them indigenous to our region, lazily glide through the water in the Dangerous Reef.
Ripleys Aquarium education supervisor, Alex McMinn, looks the part of an authentic mermaid in and out of costume.
Alex McMinn in her and Ripley’s Aquarium office
Marine biologists examine a pregnant ray
Part of the Behind-the-Scenes Tour, massive pumps and tanks keep the environment perfect for the many thousands of fish living here.
Mermaids regularly enthrall children with “tails” of the sea in the mermaid meet and greet.
Alex McMinn, in full mermaid regalia, meets and poses for photographs with children in Ray Bay.