Southern Stingray

Looking down into the clear water while walking along a dock provided an amazing sighting for us, a Southern Stingray.

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Southern Stingray

 

Southern Stingrays have a wingspan of up to 6 1/2 feet.  This one was about 3-4 feet across and showed a cut injury on one wing.

 

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Southern Stingray

 

The Southern Stingray has a venomous barb on its tail that it whips up when it feels threatened by a predator.

 

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Southern Stingray “Waving Goodbye”

 

How beautiful it was as it glided through the water and away!

 

 

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