The spotted stingaree, also known as Sinclair’s Stingaree (Urolophus gigas) is a dark brown - black stingaree covered with pale rings and spots on their dorsal side that blends into a creamy underside. The margin of their disc and tail is a dark grey or black. #Finfact: And like many stingarees, they have a spine behind their dorsal fin that is venomous.
Michael Grant does fascinating research with mysterious elasmobranchs in remote places. Basically, it's a job many people wish they had. Interested in marine biology from an early age, his love only blossomed on the beaches of Sydney and landed him in Papua New Guinea. How? Read on!
Marine biologist Alastair Harry has been researching elasmobranchs for a while now. A fellow Bimini Biological Field Station alum, he's a fisheries scientist in Western Australia. Meaning he has the coolest job in Western Australia, duh. Check out what he does in this Behind the Fins series interview!
TFUI Founder Melissa C. Marquez is author of all animal bios and "Behind the Fins" segments.
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