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Socialized Stingrays Change Their Ways
2013-03-19 14:40:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Interactive ecotourism where people can mingle with traditionally wild animals can be big business, sometimes bringing millions of dollars to a local economy. Yet despite the educational and financial opportunities that ecotourism provides, very little study has gone into the long-term impacts on the animals that inhabit these attractions. A team of American biologists has decided to see how Stingray City, an ecotourism site in the...


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Round Stingray, Urolophus halleri
2014-06-04 11:13:52

The round stingray (Urolophus halleri) is found in coastal waters in the eastern North Pacific Ocean. It is most common around southern California and the Baja Peninsula, but can also be found from Humboldt Bay south to Panama. The round stingray prefers warm-temperate waters close to shore less than 49 feet deep. However, some have been spotted to depths of 298 feet. They are a bottom-dweller found in muddy or sandy floors with an abundant supply of eelgrass which they can camouflage...

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2007-04-19 05:56:14

The Bluespotted ribbontail ray, Taeniura lymma, is a stingray of the family Dasyatidae, found around coral reefs in the tropical Indo-West Pacific from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Solomon Islands north to southern Japan and south to northern Australia, between latitudes 32° N and 30° S. The bluespotted ribbontail ray is a colorful stingray with large bright blue spots on an oval, elongated disc and with blue longitudinal stripes on the tail. The snout is rounded and angular,...

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2007-04-19 05:51:35

The Thorntail stingray, Black stingray or Longtail stingray, Dasyatis thetidis, belongs to the stingray family Dasyatidae and is found in estuaries and lagoons and around reefs in the Indian Ocean, and around southern Australia, and New Zealand, at depths of up to 1443.57 ft (440 m). Its length is up to 13.12 ft (400 cm). The Thorntail stingray is a large plain stingray with a broadly angular snout and pectoral disc, a thick-based and tapering tail ending in a slender whip, which is much...

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2007-04-19 05:49:59

The Atlantic stingray, Dasyatis sabina, is a stingray of the family Dasyatidae found in the western Atlantic from Chesapeake Bay to southern Florida between latitudes 39° N and 17° N, at depths down to 82.02 ft (25 m). Its length is up to 2 ft (61 cm). The Atlantic stingray has a prominent triangular snout and broadly rounded outer corners of disc. There are a few scapular spines, and a mid-dorsal row of spines, but few spines on the tail beyond the pelvic fins. It inhabits coastal...

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2007-04-19 05:45:51

Bluespotted stingray, (Dasyatis kuhlii) also known as Kuhl's Stingray is a stingray. It is light green with blue spots. Their disk width hovers around 26.38 in (67 cm). Photo by Richard Ling

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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