FORT FISHER, NC (WECT) -- The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is celebrating the birth of six new baby residents.
Earlier this month, a mother guitarfish gave birth in one of the sting ray tanks at the aquarium.
The babies are currently being held in a different tank and are not on display yet. Officials with the aquarium are monitoring their progress until they can be placed in a bigger tank.
"Atlantic guitarfish get to be two to three feet in length, and we will make sure they get a little bigger," said Amy Kilgore with the aquarium. "It will be about four to eight months before we put them on display."
Officials are exploring the idea of setting aside a weekend in November to celebrate all the aquarium's latest births.
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