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2010-02-03 06:05:00

BRADENTON, Fla., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Maximum Processing today announced a new alliance with ITS Data Services, Inc., to increase the delivery capabilities of the Stingray System, a fully functional web-based property & casualty insurance administration solution. "In order to help meet the market demand for The Stingray System, we have teamed with ITS to take advantage of their deep experience in the P&C insurance vertical," says Sean Pitcher, President and CEO of Maximum...

2009-12-14 16:26:00

BRADENTON, Fla., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Pet Partners has chosen the Stingray System for the processing of their Pet Insurance lines of business. The Stingray System, from Maximum Processing, will be utilized for policy, billing and claims processing for their 50-state business segment. "Because of the nature of our toolset we are able to configure the Stingray System for Pet Insurance within less than 60 days," explained Sean Pitcher, President & CEO of Maximum Processing. "We...

2009-12-05 08:07:00

BRADENTON, Fla., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Maximum Processing today announced a new alliance with CDS Business Mapping, LLC., to integrate its RiskMeter Online real-time, natural hazard risk report service into The Stingray System, a fully functional web-based property & casualty insurance administration solution. "In order to help provide straight-through processing and to facilitate accurate underwriting decisions, carriers require real-time, property risk information," says Sean...

2008-07-20 12:00:26

By Michael Casey Associated Press SAMUT SONGKRAM, Thailand -- Rushing across a temple parking lot, British angler Rick Humphreys yells, "We've got a fish." He jumps into a small motorboat on the Maeklong River in time to see Wirat Moungnum bring the prize to the surface -- a rare, giant freshwater stingray that weighs as much as 44 pounds. It bursts through the murky water exposing a soft, white underbelly the size of a trash can lid. The crew scrambles to string a rope through its...

2007-02-28 09:03:34

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Twenty new species of sharks and rays have been discovered in Indonesia in a five-year survey of catches at local fish markets, Australian researchers said Wednesday. The survey by the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, or CSIRO, represents the first in-depth look at Indonesia's sharks and rays since Dutch scientist Pieter Bleeker described more than 1,100 fish species from 1842-60. Researchers said six of their discoveries have been...

2006-09-05 12:11:04

By Michael Perry SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) - Fatally injured by a stingray, Australian "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin pulled its serrated barb out of his chest before losing consciousness and dying, the world-famous naturalist's manager said on Tuesday. Video footage of the attack shows Irwin swimming above the stingray on the Great Barrier Reef on Monday when it lashed out and speared him in the heart with its barbed tail, manager John Stainton told reporters. "It shows that...

2006-09-05 00:02:18

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Fatally injured by a stingray, Australian "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin pulled its serrated barb out of his chest before losing consciousness and dying, the world-famous naturalist's manager said on Tuesday. Video footage of the attack shows Irwin swimming above the stingray on the Great Barrier Reef on Monday when it lashed out and speared him in the heart with its barbed tail, manager John Stainton told reporters. "It shows that Steve came over...


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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 05:16:08

The Short-tail stingray, Dasyatis brevicaudata, also known as the Smooth stingray, is the largest stingray in the world. It is a member of Dasyatidae, the stingray family. It is one of numerous species sometimes called "bull rays". The Short-tail stingray is found on the continental shelf around South Africa (from Cape Town to the Zambezi), Mozambique, Australia (from Shark Bay, around the southern coast and up to Maroochydore, southern Queensland) and New Zealand (mainly North Island and...

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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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