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2012-11-08 03:24:17 PM  
Huh. I had no idea they have legs.
 
2012-11-08 03:27:38 PM  
Neither will Steve Irwin
 
2012-11-08 03:40:17 PM  
With my admittedly limited experience with stingrays, I've come to the conclusion that they are the adorable puppies of the sea.
 
2012-11-08 03:54:12 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Neither will Steve Irwin


This. I thought they were cute and cuddly until Steve Irwin was stabbed in the heart by one. Now I consider them the unassuming neighbor next door that will gladly kill you and eat your liver given the right situation.
 
2012-11-08 03:55:47 PM  

susansto-helit: With my admittedly limited experience with stingrays, I've come to the conclusion that they are the adorable puppies of the sea.


I worked at Sea World -- well, not the Sea World, just a Sea World (in fact they had to change their name after being sued by the big one, even though they existed first). It was a very respectable aquarium, and I did a lot of cool jobs there: lead tourgroups where kids could touch icky sea things, including sharks, worked with Sea Lions, etc., but I also got to clean the tanks where different animal life lived. Sometimes you'd have to clear a tank of certain kinds of animals, but most would leave you alone. However, the ray tank that we had was full of playful little dudes. I'd strap on a full suit and tank, goggles, etc., and jump in to clean the sides of the tanks and the glass, and they would just sort of hang out with me. They'd either float along side me or kind of like mock-ram me in the arms or the stomach, and then sprint away with the underwater equivalent of giggling. You could put your hand on them and push them toward the floor, and then they'd spring back up and hover there to wait for you to do it again. Sometimes they'd try to knock the scrubber out of your hand, or push the pole you were using the wrong way. They had neat little personalities and liked people. They were adorable.
 
2012-11-08 05:20:55 PM  
will some biologist farker explain the leg thing? Is that an evolutionary adaptation that they don't use anymore since they swim? Do all string rays have legs I've noticed before? I feel like that is something I should know

/dedicated nature documentary watcher
 
2012-11-08 05:27:39 PM  
Crikey, they are really cute.
 
2012-11-08 05:33:12 PM  
It's...looking at me, Ray...
 
2012-11-08 05:40:46 PM  
gotta catch them all

POKEMON!
 
2012-11-08 05:44:38 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: will some biologist farker explain the leg thing? Is that an evolutionary adaptation that they don't use anymore since they swim? Do all string rays have legs I've noticed before? I feel like that is something I should know

/dedicated nature documentary watcher


The males have claspers, used during mating.

/Not an icthyologist
 
2012-11-08 05:55:37 PM  

DrowningLessons: susansto-helit: With my admittedly limited experience with stingrays, I've come to the conclusion that they are the adorable puppies of the sea.

I worked at Sea World -- well, not the Sea World, just a Sea World (in fact they had to change their name after being sued by the big one, even though they existed first). It was a very respectable aquarium, and I did a lot of cool jobs there: lead tourgroups where kids could touch icky sea things, including sharks, worked with Sea Lions, etc., but I also got to clean the tanks where different animal life lived. Sometimes you'd have to clear a tank of certain kinds of animals, but most would leave you alone. However, the ray tank that we had was full of playful little dudes. I'd strap on a full suit and tank, goggles, etc., and jump in to clean the sides of the tanks and the glass, and they would just sort of hang out with me. They'd either float along side me or kind of like mock-ram me in the arms or the stomach, and then sprint away with the underwater equivalent of giggling. You could put your hand on them and push them toward the floor, and then they'd spring back up and hover there to wait for you to do it again. Sometimes they'd try to knock the scrubber out of your hand, or push the pole you were using the wrong way. They had neat little personalities and liked people. They were adorable.


Sounds like they wanted food. I would imagine they knew that people were the ones that fed them.
 
JFC
2012-11-08 05:56:54 PM  
Know what else?
They are delicious.

Since the wife and I moved to Montreal we've eaten stingray 5 times and loved it every time.
 
2012-11-08 06:03:14 PM  
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Crikey!
 
2012-11-08 06:23:54 PM  

DrowningLessons: susansto-helit: With my admittedly limited experience with stingrays, I've come to the conclusion that they are the adorable puppies of the sea.

I worked at Sea World -- well, not the Sea World, just a Sea World (in fact they had to change their name after being sued by the big one, even though they existed first). It was a very respectable aquarium, and I did a lot of cool jobs there: lead tourgroups where kids could touch icky sea things, including sharks, worked with Sea Lions, etc., but I also got to clean the tanks where different animal life lived. Sometimes you'd have to clear a tank of certain kinds of animals, but most would leave you alone. However, the ray tank that we had was full of playful little dudes. I'd strap on a full suit and tank, goggles, etc., and jump in to clean the sides of the tanks and the glass, and they would just sort of hang out with me. They'd either float along side me or kind of like mock-ram me in the arms or the stomach, and then sprint away with the underwater equivalent of giggling. You could put your hand on them and push them toward the floor, and then they'd spring back up and hover there to wait for you to do it again. Sometimes they'd try to knock the scrubber out of your hand, or push the pole you were using the wrong way. They had neat little personalities and liked people. They were adorable.


But in SeaLife centres in the UK, you're not allowed to stroke them any more, even though they obviously want you to
 
2012-11-08 07:20:26 PM  
nightmare fuel
 
2012-11-08 07:29:53 PM  

Gilligann: Sounds like they wanted food. I would imagine they knew that people were the ones that fed them.


I've seen sting rays in the wild a few times and even those seemed playful and inquisitive. The lack of worrying about predators all the time probably gives them more boldness to try new things.
 
2012-11-08 08:08:31 PM  

Stantz: DrowningLessons: susansto-helit: With my admittedly limited experience with stingrays, I've come to the conclusion that they are the adorable puppies of the sea.

I worked at Sea World -- well, not the Sea World, just a Sea World (in fact they had to change their name after being sued by the big one, even though they existed first). It was a very respectable aquarium, and I did a lot of cool jobs there: lead tourgroups where kids could touch icky sea things, including sharks, worked with Sea Lions, etc., but I also got to clean the tanks where different animal life lived. Sometimes you'd have to clear a tank of certain kinds of animals, but most would leave you alone. However, the ray tank that we had was full of playful little dudes. I'd strap on a full suit and tank, goggles, etc., and jump in to clean the sides of the tanks and the glass, and they would just sort of hang out with me. They'd either float along side me or kind of like mock-ram me in the arms or the stomach, and then sprint away with the underwater equivalent of giggling. You could put your hand on them and push them toward the floor, and then they'd spring back up and hover there to wait for you to do it again. Sometimes they'd try to knock the scrubber out of your hand, or push the pole you were using the wrong way. They had neat little personalities and liked people. They were adorable.

But in SeaLife centres in the UK, you're not allowed to stroke them any more, even though they obviously want you to


They encouraged visitors to touch rays are the Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg, TN...

On a side note, the shark display was pretty awesome. I've never seen so many at one time.
 
2012-11-08 08:39:35 PM  
i.imgur.com
Those aren't legs.
 
2012-11-08 09:16:40 PM  
Anytime I take the family to an aquarium, I always love to watch the rays. They're as graceful as birds, but in slow motion so you can appreciate the beauty of them even more. They do seem, in general, to be very curious and mammal-like in their behavior. It's especially fascinating, when combined with how they are physically so different from other sea life.
 
2012-11-08 09:21:58 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-09 01:45:00 AM  

Stantz:
But in SeaLife centres in the UK, you're not allowed to stroke them any more, even though they obviously want you to


Does Heath and Safety allow people to take any risks any longer or are all subjects of the crown treated like children?
 
2012-11-09 01:45:38 AM  
I work at an aquarium in California. We have a couple of places to touch stingrays, and most of them really seem to like it. If they don't want to be touched, they just don't swim close enough to be touched. These adorable, if somewhat creepy looking little creatures are, strictly speaking, skates, not rays, although skates, rays, sharks and ratfish are all related. The "legs" are claspers, which are male sex organs.
 
2012-11-09 02:18:32 AM  
Mmmmmm, imitation scallops.
 
2012-11-09 09:19:56 AM  
looks like the giant baby thing you kill at the end of Half-Life
 
2012-11-09 10:25:05 AM  

Nezu Chiza: It's...looking at me, Ray...


Ugly little spud, isn't he?



-I think he can hear you.
 
2012-11-09 12:29:44 PM  
How did I get to be 30 and not know they had leg knubs? Adorable.
 
2012-11-10 12:55:05 PM  
No one expects the ray...

media.lolwall.co
 
2012-11-10 03:40:16 PM  
 
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