Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Australian Bull Ray

This shot was taken on Three Mile Reef off the northern suburbs coast of Perth and it shows a sting ray which is almost three metres across! These fish swim around us regularly and and are very impressive - like swimming beside a king size bed!! Although they have a dangerous, poisonous barb in the top of their tail, they harmless and are comfortable with us being in their territory. They sometimes go directly over the top of you while they search for crustaceans on the bottom. They love Crayfish and can sometimes be seen under the dive boat when undersize crays are dropped back in.

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