Culture, arts & entertainment: things to do in Portsmouth


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Estimated cost £10.95 (adult) Estimated duration 1-3 hours Distance away About a mile away
At the appropriately-named Bay of Rays, you can watch the curious rays being fed at noon today at the Blue Reef Aquarium (on Clarence Esplanade in Southsea, Portsmouth). Discover more about these fascinating creatures from the aquarium staff, after which you can meet other creatures of the sea and shore including sharks, otters and turtles.
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