I had never heard of this until a friend sent me an e-mail about it, complete with pictures! So, in case YOU had never heard of it or seen it, either, I’m sharing with all of you. Enjoy! 🙂
Mass Migration of Stingrays
migrations to more agreeable waters.
Gliding silently beneath the waves, they turned vast areas of blue water to gold off the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula . Sandra Critelli, an amateur photographer, stumbled across the phenomenon while looking for whale sharks.
She said: “It was an unreal image, very difficult to describe. The surface of the water was covered by warm and different shades of gold and looked like a bed of autumn leaves gently moved by the wind.”
“It’s hard to say exactly how many there were, but in the range of a few thousand.”
Measuring up to 7ft (2.1 meters) from wing-tip to wing-tip, Golden Rays are also more prosaically known as cow-nose rays.
The population in the Gulf of Mexico migrates, in schools of as many as 10,000, clockwise around the globe from western Florida to the Yucatan.
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