Here is one of the larger versions of the local Stingrays that cruise between Jordie Bay and Longreach. This is actually quite a small fella, at only 4-5 ft across his wings, but I have a nemesis out off Longreach who cruises around the outer waters between Jordie and Longreach.
One day he had me bailed up for 15 minutes whilst I was sword fighting him with my loop whilst he was trying to stick me with his barbs…he wanted my crays!
I met him again on the weekend but he wasn’t quite as agressive, but he did bump me twice, so I found a cave and swam in there until he left.
As it turns out that is the very spot where I found the 2 big crays I posted on the weekend.
The Stingray I am talking about would be almost twice the size of this fellow and is quite daunting when he thinks you are in his territory!
But, on a positive side when these guys are cruising they look awesome as this fellow was. Their wings just roll ever so easily and they glide through the water without any deflection of their body…very graceful!