Jana Pendapatan

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

GAMBAR PELIK DI DASAR LAUT 3: Photo Gallery: Toxic and Stinging Sea Creatures

Photo: Stingray swimming with a small fish
When a short-tail stingray stabbed a swimming Steve Irwin (the "Crocodile Hunter"), the entire species acquired the undeserved reputation of killers. Irwin’s unlucky encounter notwithstanding, human stingray deaths are extremely rare—only one or two occur worldwide each year. The animals typically use their daggerlike tail spines for protection against predators like sharks or killer whales.
Short-tails are the largest of all stingrays and can reach lengths of 14 feet (4.25 meters) and top 750 pounds (340 kilograms).

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