Presentation by Lillian Hall 😊

A Little About Stingrays

There are about 100 different species of stingrays. Stingrays like to eat worms, clams, oysters, and other invertebrates. Stingrays spend most of their time on the ocean floor, partially covered in sand. It swims by moving its fins in a wave like motion or by flapping its fins like a bird. Most species live alone but form groups during mating season or during migration. Stingrays usually are found in warm temperature and tropical waters.Stingrays are most often found in coastal areas. They are sometimes found in salty or dirty water or fresh water. The largest stingray is a short-tail stingray which is 14 ft. wide yet the average male adult is only 6ft! The smallest stingray the Dwarf Whipray though is only about 9.4 in. wide. Big difference! Stingrays have barbed spines near their whip like tails that can cause serious wounds if they feel in danger or if you accidentally step on them. Ouch!

7 Fun Facts On Stingrays

  1. The biggest stingray weighed nearly 800 pounds!!
  2. Stingrays don't use their eyes to find prey.
  3. Stingrays are related to sharks!
  4. In the wild a Stingray can live on a average from 15 to 25 years old.
  5. Stingrays sink when they don't swim, unlike most fish , Stingrays don't have swim bladders to help them float.
  6. stingray's tails always have a spine and venom
  7. Stingrays give birth every year
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This Is Me And The Prehistoric Stingray At A Natural History Museum!

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Prehistoric Fossil Of Stingray

These are pictures of stingray fossils in prehistoric time. They look a lot like they do now. When my family and I went to the Houston Museum of Natural Science the prehistoric stingray fossils were really cool! It looked a lot like these.

map on where stingrays live

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barbed: Having a sharp point that sticks out from a larger point

prehistoric: existing or relating to before people

fossil: preserved in a stone from prehistoric age

stingray video and quiz 😃


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