Featured Species: Ornate Eagle Ray (Aetomylaeus vespertilio)

There is no species of ray more beautiful than this week's featured species. Convince me otherwise. Meet the Ornate Eagle Ray.

Protections for the Critically Endangered Largetooth Sawfish Increased in the Caribbean

Earlier this week, 7 Caribbean countries unanimously agreed to extend further protections to the critically endangered Largetooth Sawfish.

Featured Species: Tasselled Wobbegong (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon)

Barbelled, splotched, and tasselled. This week's featured species uses these fashion accessories in the ultimate example of camouflage. Meet the Tasselled Wobbegong!

Featured Species: Pacific Angelshark (Squatina californica)

This week's featured species is a master ambush predator and can virtually disappear below the sand. Meet the Pacific Angelshark.

Featured Species: Great Torpedo Ray (Tetronarce nobiliana)

This week's featured species has an electric personality! Meet the largest of the electric rays, the Great Torpedo Ray!

Featured Species: Southern Stingray (Hypanus americanus)

This week's featured species flies underwater like a dream and can hide under the sand like magic. Check out the Southern Stingray!

Featured Species: Atlantic Stingray (Hypanus sabinus)

It's been over eight years since the oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. So what can the Atlantic Stingray tell us about the state of the ecosystem today?

Featured Species: Bat Eagle Ray (Myliobatis californica)

This week’s Featured Species is swooping in just in time for Halloween: it’s the Bat Ray! This flat shark is named for their beautiful pectoral fins that are shaped like a bat’s wing. They are the perfect Halloween treat!

Featured Species: Green Sawfish (Pristis zijsron)

Celebrate International Sawfish Day with the largest of the sawfishes: the Green Sawfish.

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: