Happy #FlatsharkFriday! Spotted Eagle Rays Aetobatus narinari are truly beautiful animals. These…

via John Currin (John Currin’s Nature) – Google+ Public Posts http://ift.tt/2pV0SvG

The TerraMar Project
originally shared:

Happy #FlatsharkFriday! Spotted Eagle Rays Aetobatus narinari are truly beautiful animals. These animals are known to cruise near the ocean's surface, and sometimes will actually jump (porpoise) out of the water in acrobatic displays. The reason they leap out of the water is unknown, some scientists think they could be females avoiding unwanted male attention, or that this is a way to shake off parasites.

The Spotted Eagle Ray can generally be found in shallow tropical waters. They sweep the ocean bottom looking for bivalves and other small shrimps, crabs, and fishes. They have a long, poisonous, whip-like tail with a long spine near the base.

Learn more about the incredible marine life in our oceans by visiting us at: http://ift.tt/XJinpo

Photo: John Norton/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

#marinelife #flatshark #marinespecies #savethesea #oceanconservation #waterislife #seahope #seachange #seafuture #TerraMar

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s