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Electricray, Sardines & Mangrove fish
by ScubaLdy on 11/04/09 12:04 AM

These images were taken with my Canon underwater still camera while snorkeling right off the beach in front of my condo.

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#356957 - 11/04/09 06:38 PM Re: Electricray, Sardines & Mangrove fish [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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smile

#357008 - 11/05/09 11:38 AM Re: Electricray, Sardines & Mangrove fish [Re: NYgal]  
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The Lesser Electric Ray can produce up to 37 volts. They tend to live in the Eel Grass and are not aggressive. Just don't step one them.


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#357014 - 11/05/09 12:08 PM Re: Electricray, Sardines & Mangrove fish [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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Hmmm...thats enough to run my golf cart!

#357121 - 11/06/09 01:47 PM Re: Electricray, Sardines & Mangrove fish [Re: SP Daily]  
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Hello Harriette, its not an Electric Ray its a Yellow Stingray. They are often found under docks in the shade - a good reason for not wallking around under docks. The Electric Eels are a similar size but have a stubby short tail with an additional dorsal fins on it.

#357122 - 11/06/09 02:51 PM Re: Electricray, Sardines & Mangrove fish [Re: Phil]  
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my buddy stood on one last month - still hurts.

#357137 - 11/06/09 09:26 PM Re: Electricray, Sardines & Mangrove fish [Re: Amanda Syme]  
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Very cool shots, Harriette, thanks for sharing.


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#357160 - 11/07/09 09:26 AM Re: Electricray, Sardines & Mangrove fish [Re: seashell]  
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Phil - we checked this as thoroughly as possible and the Yellow does not have the markings that this guy had. Can anyone else weigh in on this?


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#357163 - 11/07/09 09:42 AM Re: Electricray, Sardines & Mangrove fish [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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Phil is correct. The electric ray has a slightly different pattern over its body plus 2 dorsal fins on its tail. Your photo is of a yellow stingray.

#357177 - 11/07/09 01:03 PM Re: Electricray, Sardines & Mangrove fish [Re: JZB]  
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Harriette, have a look at a Paul Humann Reef Fish book and you'll see the difference. Many Dive Shops have a copy as it is excellent. The photograph of the Yellow Stingray isn't the best as they are much more yellow and Green as in your photo.

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