Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Caught locally, held in tank.
Small female covered in sand resting.
Observation was done during the 1st Colombian Scientific Expedition to the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve.
Outer Banks Fishing Pier
Bat rays swim into the channel beneath the foot bridge to Indian Beach in Tomales Bay State Park - along the path from Heart's Desire Beach. The channel is only about 5 feet wide, so they are easy to see there.
Probably a sting ray. Can anyone ID?
Not a great photo, and I had to photoshop the hell out of it to make it visible.
This specimen was hatched from an embryo collected by dredge in Vineyard Sound. Very pretty young skate.
Big rough tail stingray collected on Gemma while getting squid today. Appears to be a male (note claspers in the ventral image). Specimen was released.
Rajiformes is one of the four orders in the superorder Batoidea, flattened cartilaginous fishes related to sharks. Rajiforms are distinguished by the presence of greatly enlarged pectoral fins, which reach as far forward as the sides of the head, with a generally flattened body. The undulatory pectoral fin motion diagnostic to this taxon is known as rajiform locomotion. The eyes and spiracles are located on the upper surface of the head and the gill slits are...