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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.
There, don`t even bother. Reference: Shark Diver Magazine. Not photoshopped.
does it make me an non-nice individual for sending this to 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.
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.
We`re not safe anywhere.^ Just for fun.
Giant Manta ray.^Scary.
No photoshopping here.
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. XDYour link restored my faith in the interwebz. Hooray!
This is the story I referenced earlier.
With animals in his heart.
amazing pictureim going to keep believeing its real get over your self you ruin everything makes me sick
Cool picture nonetheless.