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Stingrays

 

Three words that come to mind when you think of a stingray: slippery, slimy, strange. Rays have this texture because of a mucus coating that covers and protects their skin from irritating sand and rough rocks. Their skin protects them, much like their whip-like tails armed with venomous spines. Don’t worry yet though – a ray will only attack to defend itself if it has been caught or stepped on. Want to avoid stepping on one? Shuffle your feet as you walk in shallow water at the beach.  This stingray shuffle will let them know you are coming in advance.