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Image of Short-tail Stingray

Image of Short-tail Stingray

Description:

A fisherman drew this to my attention, initially it was in very shallow water and I saw its wing tips above the water surface. I estimate about 1.3 m long and almost as broad. The tip of the barbed tail seemed to be broken off. When sitting on the bottom it looked like a grey granite rock (although there is no granite rock in the area). It was difficult to pick out, apart from when the tail was visible. Added a still frame from a video showing close-up of the broken tail. Added a short animated sequence showing it swimming.

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Tony Wills
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