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Electricray, Sardines & Mangrove fish #356880
11/04/09 12:04 AM
11/04/09 12:04 AM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
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Electricray, Sardines & Mangrove fish

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

Re: Electricray, Sardines & Mangrove fish [Re: NYgal] #357008
11/05/09 11:38 AM
11/05/09 11:38 AM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
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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.


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

Re: Electricray, Sardines & Mangrove fish [Re: SP Daily] #357121
11/06/09 01:47 PM
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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.

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

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


A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

Re: Electricray, Sardines & Mangrove fish [Re: seashell] #357160
11/07/09 09:26 AM
11/07/09 09:26 AM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
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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?


Harriette
Take only pictures leave only bubbles
Re: Electricray, Sardines & Mangrove fish [Re: ScubaLdy] #357163
11/07/09 09:42 AM
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South Ambergris Caye
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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.

Re: Electricray, Sardines & Mangrove fish [Re: JZB] #357177
11/07/09 01:03 PM
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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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