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Date: 06/06/08 10:01 PM

81 Responses to The Attack of the Sting Rays

  1. Profile photo of hannah_meep
    hannah_meep Female 13-17
    169 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 3:58 pm
    Link: The Attack of the Sting Rays - A creepy sting ray migration caught near Key West Florida.
  2. Profile photo of Chaouse
    Chaouse Male 13-17
    194 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 10:04 pm
    Is this real? i want a news article!!!!!!!!!
  3. Profile photo of CJ-Boy-2010
    CJ-Boy-2010 Male 13-17
    384 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 10:07 pm
    Well, that actually looked artistic.
  4. Profile photo of capcar
    capcar Female 13-17
    150 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 10:07 pm
    wow thats amazing. but i can`t help think that it dosen`t look real.
  5. Profile photo of Slyguy056
    Slyguy056 Male 13-17
    82 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 10:07 pm
    photoshopped
  6. Profile photo of CJ-Boy-2010
    CJ-Boy-2010 Male 13-17
    384 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 10:08 pm
    Yeah, look at the waves? How can a bot as big as that one seems not make waves? It still looks awesome.
  7. Profile photo of swedekid
    swedekid Male 13-17
    4 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 10:09 pm
    So shopped.
  8. Profile photo of ZMDalph
    ZMDalph Male 13-17
    216 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 10:10 pm
    yeah, that looks pretty shopped...
  9. Profile photo of Surfingninja
    Surfingninja Female 18-29
    744 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 10:12 pm
    In b4 a steve irwin joke.
  10. Profile photo of Rise23Up
    Rise23Up Male 18-29
    549 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 10:19 pm
    CJ-Boy-2010
    "How can a bot as big as that one seems not make waves?"
    First off, how can you tell it`s such a big boat?
    Secondly, it could just be anchored there and not moving..

    Cool picture nonetheless.

  11. Profile photo of luckyguy2086
    luckyguy2086 Male 18-29
    196 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 10:22 pm
    Dang it surfing ninja. I was totally going there..
  12. Profile photo of luckyguy2086
    luckyguy2086 Male 18-29
    196 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 10:23 pm
    ^A tasteful joke though as he was a good guy...
  13. Profile photo of citadel
    citadel Male 18-29
    486 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 10:31 pm
    wow yall fcking suck STOP WITH THE SHOPPED CRAP NO ONE CARES IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE SUCH AMAZING PIXELATION OBSERVATION SKILLS STFU

    amazing picture
    im going to keep believeing its real get over your self you ruin everything makes me sick

  14. Profile photo of mikopop
    mikopop Male 13-17
    36 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 10:32 pm
    Steve died the same way as he lived.

    With animals in his heart.

  15. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
    1556 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 10:34 pm
    citadel, Its a joke ok? relax.
    SHOOOOOOPED!
  16. Profile photo of Chaouse
    Chaouse Male 13-17
    194 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 10:41 pm
    mikopop lol thats a great quote.
  17. Profile photo of TxP
    TxP Female 70 & Over
    1190 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 10:49 pm
    i have a stuffed stingray :)
    his name is Wizard because hes awesome
    this is way rad
  18. Profile photo of D_man767
    D_man767 Male 13-17
    10 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 10:52 pm
    I love sting ray. But they kill.X-(
  19. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 10:57 pm
    "And if you lean cloe enough, ladies and gentlemen, you can hear them chanting, "Jeff Corwin next. Jeff Corwin next. Jeff Corwin next."

    Too soon?

  20. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 11:11 pm
    Right, I seem to have found the origin of this picture. It`s copyrighted to one Sandra Critelli, a photographer from Italy. She posted it onto pbase (never heard of it before) the 28th of July last year. Seems legit considering she`s got a whole series of stingray photos that look like they were taken on the same day. Here`s the link if anyone`s interested.
    Sandra Critelli
  21. Profile photo of ledzep360
    ledzep360 Male 18-29
    164 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 11:12 pm
    Maybe that`s the front of the boat and if you`ve ever been in water before you`d realize the wake is in the back...
  22. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 11:13 pm
    Oh, you`ll have to scroll down a smidgen to get to the stingray photos. They`re after the whale sharks.
  23. Profile photo of Evanesia
    Evanesia Female 18-29
    306 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 11:23 pm
    It`s a beautiful shot.
  24. Profile photo of asphyxiated
    asphyxiated Female 13-17
    220 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 11:40 pm
    I think it`s shopped too.
  25. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
    5973 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 11:50 pm
    there was a man overboard somewhere.....
  26. Profile photo of Lauraly
    Lauraly Female 18-29
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    June 7, 2008 at 12:02 am
    That`s... awkward.
    I`d be nervous especially considering the story not too long ago about the woman who was boating with her family when a sting ray jumped out of the water and stabbed her. :-?
    I used to like sting rays, but now it seems like they`re harbingers of death.
  27. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2345 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 12:02 am
    Eerie!
  28. Profile photo of Adrift_Angel
    Adrift_Angel Female 18-29
    339 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 12:43 am
    "..a stingray jumped out of the water and stabbed her"?
    Lol what?
  29. Profile photo of DerekDoom
    DerekDoom Male 18-29
    221 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 12:46 am
    Very Eerie.
  30. Profile photo of melancholy87
    melancholy87 Female 18-29
    121 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 12:53 am
    Hahahaha, stabbed her?!?!? hahaha love how that was worded
  31. Profile photo of BritishBoy76
    BritishBoy76 Male 18-29
    51 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 1:12 am
    The Advertising Standards Authority has ordered an Australian sunscreen manufacturer whose products were endorsed by Steve Irwin to pull their adverts, stating that their claim "protects from all harmful rays" was misleading.
  32. Profile photo of BritishBoy76
    BritishBoy76 Male 18-29
    51 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 1:13 am
    i am the worst.
  33. Profile photo of Lauraly
    Lauraly Female 18-29
    2259 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 1:52 am
    For those of you wondering

    This is the story I referenced earlier.

  34. Profile photo of lmaonaise
    lmaonaise Male 13-17
    773 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 2:30 am
    looks surreal. SERIALY SURREAL.
  35. Profile photo of JuggledGeese
    JuggledGeese Female 13-17
    35 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 3:33 am
    "lol, the evil flying ninja stingray, leaped out of the water, machete in hand and planted it firmly into her chest"

    Which just made my day. Thank you the for imagery. C:
    I like how the news story related to that used half the article to assure the good folks at home that stringrays are "not known to be aggressive in any way." Right.


    By the way, amazing (and yes--eerie) shot.
    Thanks for the link Ani187; with all the "SHOPPED" screams, I was starting to doubt it myself. XD
    Your link restored my faith in the interwebz. Hooray!

  36. Profile photo of green_wrath
    green_wrath Male 18-29
    498 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 4:04 am
    Lets have a swim !!!!
  37. Profile photo of doomyman
    doomyman Male 18-29
    98 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 5:31 am
    wow i just looked at that for about a minute before realising "oh my god thats a lot of stingrays"
  38. Profile photo of handsomefag
    handsomefag Male 18-29
    294 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 5:45 am
    in any case, it plays wit your mind.
  39. Profile photo of Bananahammoc
    Bananahammoc Female 18-29
    309 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 6:10 am
    Holy shizznit that`s awesome. Me and my brother were once going to build a pool in our backyard and then put a manta ray in it. Because manta rays are awesome.
  40. Profile photo of crashgirl88
    crashgirl88 Female 18-29
    200 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 6:15 am
    I went once and fed a bunch of stingrays off the coast of Cayman and those things are pushy when you get into the water, but they feel really cool.
  41. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
    1204 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 6:43 am
    that just looks like a drawing. not really even shopped, why bother shopping wen u can just DRAW? -_-
  42. Profile photo of MissMistress
    MissMistress Female 18-29
    48 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 7:10 am
    If you have ever actually seen a school of stingrays in person, you wouldn`t doubt the picture so much. Honestly.
    I`m from Florida, I`ve seen them in person (my friend actually got stung in the foot about 6 years ago; always SHUFFLE your feet) and in larger quantities in captivity. I was at the Georgia Aquarium just about a month ago, and they have a huge tank with 3 whale sharks and probably 300 rays that just follow the sharks around. This isn`t so farfetched.
  43. Profile photo of MissMistress
    MissMistress Female 18-29
    48 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 7:25 am
    School of golden rays.[/url
    Tunnel of rays.
    Flying cownose stingrays.
    ^ Just a demonstration of similar images.

    We`re not safe anywhere.
    ^ Just for fun.

    Giant Manta ray.
    ^Scary.

    No photoshopping here.

  44. Profile photo of mandilee
    mandilee Female 18-29
    25 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 7:39 am
    "If you have ever actually seen a school of stingrays in person, you wouldn`t doubt the picture so much. Honestly."

    I was thinking the same thing. I was at a beach in Florida, on some ropes that were around a bunch of rocks, and when I was about to jump down I looked down and saw a swarm of sting rays while they were feeding.

  45. Profile photo of Ohnjaynb
    Ohnjaynb Male 18-29
    592 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 7:42 am
    it`s not shopped. pretty cool
  46. Profile photo of shucker
    shucker Male 18-29
    38 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 7:51 am
    There are no waves coz the boat is travelling forwards, the pic is taken looking out from the bow, so the waves the boat is making arent in the pic. Another explanation is that the boat is moored up.
    I think the pic is real...its a LOT of work to shop that.
  47. Profile photo of luckyse7en
    luckyse7en Male 13-17
    2397 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 8:34 am
    Creeepy. >_>
    Although cool.
  48. Profile photo of Aqua_Bird
    Aqua_Bird Female 13-17
    532 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 8:49 am
    I`d probably throw something in to see if they`d scatter.
  49. Profile photo of leesah
    leesah Female 18-29
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    June 7, 2008 at 9:15 am
    "I`d be nervous especially considering the story not too long ago about the woman who was boating with her family when a sting ray jumped out of the water and stabbed her."

    But that was a giant spotted ray, wasn`t it? As far as I know, the little ones are quite friendly. My grandparents live on the Gulf and there was a little sting ray in the bay that liked the color of my sandals, and he was perfectly okay with sucking on them while I rubbed his back.

    & even in the story you`re talking about, that was an unfortunately timed jump by the ray, it`s not like it wanted to kill the lady. It also happened to an eighty or so year old man, but I think he lived.

  50. Profile photo of Lauraly
    Lauraly Female 18-29
    2259 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 9:32 am
    Leesah, I know it was an accidental death, but the idea is still slightly worrisome. With all those rays about the chances could be greater that one might jump and sting you in the neck.
    Honestly, if I were there I probably wouldn`t be thinking about the fact that they`ve killed people, I`d be too focused on the awesomeness of that sight. But, sitting at my desk at home, my mind can wander and I can remember weird stories and freak accidents.
    Besides, it gave me something to say.
  51. Profile photo of darthzew
    darthzew Male 18-29
    201 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 9:56 am
    That`s pretty cool! I couldn`t care less if it`s `shopped or not.
  52. Profile photo of January16
    January16 Female 13-17
    233 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 10:32 am
    Creep-tastic!
  53. Profile photo of HaoleHawaii
    HaoleHawaii Female 18-29
    16 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 10:51 am
    that looked sooooo cool! i dont know if it was real or fake, but i still liked the pic!
  54. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 10:52 am
    Wow, a kid I knew was boating and a swordfish jumped out and shanked him, surprisingly he survived.. never heard of a stingray doing that.
  55. Profile photo of comodinzero
    comodinzero Male 18-29
    33 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 11:24 am
    Nature SOOOO beats photoshop
  56. Profile photo of comodinzero
    comodinzero Male 18-29
    33 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 11:25 am
    Steve Irwin`s worst nightm...
    Damn ninja
  57. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 11:29 am
    WOAAAAH! TRIPPY! XD
    Escher in nature!
  58. Profile photo of ashwey
    ashwey Female 13-17
    943 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 12:12 pm
    ugh the boat motor probally killed them all.
  59. Profile photo of panicxparado
    panicxparado Female 13-17
    73 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 12:21 pm
    That would creep me out, I almost stepped on one today :\.
  60. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    June 7, 2008 at 1:17 pm
    Aw, I`m glad I could restore faith in the interwebz for you, JuggledGeese. =D
  61. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2008 at 2:16 pm
    With all these boat horror stories I`m reading here, I`m getting the strange mental images of fish with guns and bandannas...
  62. Profile photo of FloridaSnow
    FloridaSnow Male 18-29
    416 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 2:53 pm
    OCEANS CLOSED
  63. Profile photo of PinkAndGreen
    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
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    June 7, 2008 at 5:36 pm
    I sure hope that isn`t real...
  64. Profile photo of trentoneli
    trentoneli Male 18-29
    258 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 5:38 pm
    my friend has a fear of...sea creatures close to the surface. also a fear of them in general, but it`s worse if they`re close to the surface.

    does it make me an non-nice individual for sending this to her?

  65. Profile photo of Olragix
    Olragix Male 18-29
    1080 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 6:28 pm
    Steve Irwin Never Had A Chance.
  66. Profile photo of Ruswut
    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2008 at 7:10 pm
    OMG they planned this! Pretend to be docile, wait till steve irwin comes into the water unprepared, assassinate him and then no man will have the guts to stop the sting ray army!
  67. Profile photo of lemurarmy
    lemurarmy Male 18-29
    349 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 7:24 pm
    yay for cownose rays :D
  68. Profile photo of CharliMonsta
    CharliMonsta Female 18-29
    128 posts
    June 8, 2008 at 7:49 am
    rip steve
  69. Profile photo of crackemonium
    crackemonium Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2008 at 8:45 am
    PHOTOSHOPPED!
  70. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2008 at 11:00 am
    looks shopped, i say that because thats amazing and very rare sighting
  71. Profile photo of shreder23
    shreder23 Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2008 at 3:47 pm
    look steve irwin!
  72. Profile photo of MissMistress
    MissMistress Female 18-29
    48 posts
    June 8, 2008 at 5:22 pm
    All those still shouting "shopped" should go look at Ani`s link on page one (which is evidence from the photographer with more angles and creatures), and my links on page two (showing other occurances similar to this one), and stop looking like `tards.
  73. Profile photo of MissMistress
    MissMistress Female 18-29
    48 posts
    June 8, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    There, don`t even bother. Reference: Shark Diver Magazine. Not photoshopped.

  74. Profile photo of Evangeline15
    Evangeline15 Female 13-17
    18 posts
    June 8, 2008 at 8:55 pm
    DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNNN... I`m throwing my worst enemy in there. lol
  75. Profile photo of omggilyy
    omggilyy Female 13-17
    576 posts
    June 9, 2008 at 5:33 pm
    FAKEEEEEEE

    hahaha

  76. Profile photo of MissMistress
    MissMistress Female 18-29
    48 posts
    June 9, 2008 at 7:33 pm
    Retard.
  77. Profile photo of Sharkzilla
    Sharkzilla Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2008 at 5:00 pm
    Alright, time for a biologist to pop in, eh?

    1) These aren`t "sting" rays. They are pelagic rays, most of which actually don`t have any kind of barb at the base of their tails (including the giant manta ray of which someone posted a pic). So actually, unless one of these rammed you, they`re actually incredibly harmless.
    2) The story of the woman killed by a jumping ray is actually only partially true. The ray was a either a spotted eagle-ray or a cow-nosed ray and she was never punctured by a barb, but was hit by the ray and hit her head. The blow to her head was what killed her, although the ray was an indirect result of her death.

  78. Profile photo of lydialisa
    lydialisa Female 30-39
    7 posts
    June 11, 2008 at 1:10 pm
    I grew up on the Calif coast and was taught that rays will leave you alone if you leave them alone. You pretty much have to step on something in order for it to hurt you. Actually in Catalina Island the rays would congregate under a floating diving platform that us kids would hold onto.You could see their shadows under there- they may have been the younger ones there for shelter. Rarely would anyone ever get hurt. I`ll bet alot more people get bitten by dogs than stung by rays...(I`m guessing) And all the people who don`t believe- why on earth did you doubt? That`s just silly! Many ocean creatures swim in schools- you know that`s true. And many animals do those massive migrations, you know that`s true- so what`s so unbelievable about this?? Silly kids! B-|
  79. Profile photo of lydialisa
    lydialisa Female 30-39
    7 posts
    June 11, 2008 at 1:12 pm
    oops- Guess I f*cked up the smiley! My first post here- I`m allowed a day or two of mistakes!
  80. Profile photo of headbanger80
    headbanger80 Male 13-17
    438 posts
    July 2, 2008 at 8:13 pm
    HOLY poo-BALLS!!!!
  81. Profile photo of Dr_Sexy
    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
    1597 posts
    June 13, 2011 at 11:54 am
    steve irwin`s worst nightmare

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