March 18, 2012

Moreton Bay Stingray Holes

Feeding stingrays leave holes in the sand or mud which become exposed at low tide. These holes retain sea water creating a habitat for use by juvenile prawns and fish including the commercial and recreational species the sand whiting and the king prawn.

This video is a useful overview of what they are about and how they fit into shoreline ecology. They are 'body prints ' left after each tide to remind us that there have been visitors from out to sea.

And Beachmere is stingray alley...

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