9 posts tagged stingray

22nd May 2012
With a wingspan of up to three meters, the Spotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari) is a giant beauty. Unlike most other rays, the spotted eagle ray is a very active swimmer. Most of its swimming time is spent in open water, although it is also commonly seen inshore. These rays are very agile and can twist and turn to escape predatory sharks. Sometimes, small groups splash around at the surface, making spectacular leaps out of the water.

With a wingspan of up to three meters, the Spotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari) is a giant beauty. Unlike most other rays, the spotted eagle ray is a very active swimmer. Most of its swimming time is spent in open water, although it is also commonly seen inshore. These rays are very agile and can twist and turn to escape predatory sharks. Sometimes, small groups splash around at the surface, making spectacular leaps out of the water.

9th April 2012
Rays and Skates
Rays and skates:
- Flattened bodies- Most live on/near bottom- Gill slits on underside of body- Pectoral fins fused with head (look like wings)
Stingrays:
- Whip-like tail, spine- Venom glands- Feed on clams, crabs, small fish
Electric rays:
- Organs on head produce electricity- Shock of 200 volts
Skates:
- Smaller tails- No venom
(Pictured: Manta Rays via National Geographic)

Rays and Skates

Rays and skates:

- Flattened bodies
- Most live on/near bottom
- Gill slits on underside of body
- Pectoral fins fused with head (look like wings)

Stingrays:

- Whip-like tail, spine
- Venom glands
- Feed on clams, crabs, small fish

Electric rays:

- Organs on head produce electricity
- Shock of 200 volts

Skates:

- Smaller tails
- No venom

(Pictured: Manta Rays via National Geographic)


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