Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Waves of rays

Don't miss these fantastic photos by Sandra Crittenden, published in the UK Telegraph. Rhinoptera bonasus, aka Cownose rays, make long migrations around the Atlantic in huge schools. No one quite knows why, but this is one fish whose populations are increasing, perhaps because the sharks that eat them are fewer and further between.


Jives said...

Oh noes!
They is coming for our crabs!

But, more importantly, if you're in Boston you can touch one.

Mary said...

Brookfield Zoo in Chicago-area has the same type of exhibit...and kudos for them, they used the waiting area as a venue to post signs about issues relating to seafood and sustainability!

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