Smalleye stingray caught on film for the first time ever

BBC – Earth News has posted a video of what is believed to be the first ever film footage of a living smalleye stingray (Dasyatis microps). According to the BBC report, the smalleye stingray is the largest known stingray and can reach widths of over 2m. The species has only been witnessed alive off the coast of Tofo, a beach located in southern Mozambique. The film was shot while filming a documentary about manta rays with Dr. Andrea Marshal of of the Manta Ray and Whale Shark Research Centre. The footage will air on BBC Two this Wednesday as part of the BBC series Natural World.

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