Stingray Spotted Swimming in Oakland's Lake Merritt

The lake is actually a tidal lagoon made up of a mixture of fresh and salt water

It’s something you don't see every day: a California bat ray in Oakland’s Lake Merritt.

Biologists say the ray could have swam to brackish Lake Merritt simply out of curiosity, possibly searching for food, such as shrimp, clams or snails.

It probably won't stick around for long.

Last fall, someone spotted a river otter in Lake Merritt For the first time in decades.

If you're wondering, How does a sea creature get in a lake? There's an inlet that connects the lake to the bay.

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