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Would you still go to StingRay City (with all due respect and condolences to family of Croc. Hunter)

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Sep 10th, 2006, 08:50 AM
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Christie,
I only saw a quick blurb about that on the TV news. I did a quick search and couldn't find any info to substantiate it. There was no mention of the type in the articles I perused.
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Sep 10th, 2006, 09:09 AM
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Curiosity got the better of me and I found an article.
Common name- Australian Bull Ray
Scientific name- Myliobatidae
Origin- Eastern Indian Ocean, Southern Australia, and New Zealand.
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Sep 10th, 2006, 11:20 AM
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Christiegr: You're not incorrect by saying an eagle ray killed him. Saying a bull ray killed him is just being more specific. Bull rays, cownose rays, and a few others are all part of the eagle ray family.
And nope, I'm no expert. I looked it up (and the latest articles I found also said it was a bull ray that killed him).
If you do a search online for "bull ray photo", you'll find quite a few.
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Sep 10th, 2006, 11:30 AM
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Christiegr: You know what? I'll shut up now because my reply was WRONG! I got confused at the "eagle ray" question. Bull rays are eagle rays. But the southern stingrays at SRC are part of another family and not part of the eagle ray family!
Ok i'll shut up now.
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Sep 10th, 2006, 11:33 AM
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I think my first answer was not wrong. quot;> quot;>
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Sep 11th, 2006, 03:48 AM
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Animal Planet had Steve's shows on all day yesterday and it was sad to watch it and know that he is now dead.He really was excited about what he did and he will be missed.

Caribtraveler,
No big deal , I was just curious.

Christie
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Sep 11th, 2006, 03:56 AM
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Thanks again - especially for lively discussion on different types of rays - who knew - I thought a ray was a ray. And if I was swimming with them or one decided to run into me with its tail, I surely would not stop to check its pedigree.
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