Spotted Eagle Ray

a spotted eagle ray looks for food by stirring up a sandy seafloor with its mouth
STATION #5: What a beautiful fish!  This Spotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari) seems to be looking at us with one little eye, as it swims over the grassy seafloor.  Perhaps the ray is searching for a tasty clam buried in the sand.

This is our fifth Station on this snorkel trip.  Don't bother the Ray, although this one has no spine to hurt you, but if you're getting tired, you can stand on this seafloor.  Remember: SOS means "Stand On Sand," not on coral!

Caroline Rogers

 
Not too far away from you is another sea animal eating in the sea grass. It's large and green; swim over to station #6.

Last updated: May 31, 2016

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