Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Measuring up to 7 ft (2.1 meters) from wing-tip to wing-tip,
Golden Rays are also more prosaically known as Cow Nose Rays.
They have long, pointed pectoral fins that separate into two lobes
in front of their high-domed heads and give them a cow-like appearance.
Despite having poisonous stingers, they are known to be shy and
non-threatening when in large schools. The population in the
Gulf of Mexico migrates, in schools of as many as 10,000,
clockwise from western Florida to the Yucatan.

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