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                                                      The Blue Spotted Stingray                                                                                                                                                                                                             Stingrays are large venomous rays with large barbed spines near the base of wa thin hiplike tails capable of inflicting severe wounds.Their diet are crabs,clams,shimp,marine worms and small fish.The blue Spotted Stingray is 6 in a half feet maximum in width and the maximum in weight of this species is 300 pounds.All of their predators are large shark.Such as lemon sharks and hammerheadsnalso by fishers who try to catch  them.         File:Blue Linckia Starfish.JPG
Where Do Stingrays Live?
    Stingrays love the ocean floor. It’s where they spend most of their life. Why? It’s where they hunt and live.
    Sting rays especially like sand and muddy bottoms. They live pretty deep down, too. They can be as far down as 91 meters and as high as 22 meters.
    They also like rocky coral reefs, such as the ones you can find in the Caribbean.
    They are also found in greater numbers if in warm water.
    If you live by an estuary, you might be able to see a ray. They like the mouths of estuaries and the mouths of shallow bays. They also like sloughs and beaches. Sloughs are large areas of thick gooey mud. 
    If you happen to see a sting ray when you’re wading, and it’s alert but lying in the sand, there’s one way to avoid getting hurt. It’s called the Stingray Shuffle. What you do when you see a stingray is to shuffle to the side. It’s almost like a slow sideways gallop. Also, be careful not to hurt them. They are a threatened species.
This is a picture of a coral reef.

Research by Ben DiNapoli

                                                                                                                                              

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