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Golden Stingray Migration

Do you feel like sharing the company of 10,000 deadly, poisonous stingrays? Watching them from the distance might be a better idea


The Gulf of Mexico glitters with gold as 10,000 stingrays move clockwise in their annual migration from the Yucatan Peninsula to the warmer waters of Florida, and half a year later—back home. This migration occurs in late spring and late autumn.

Seasonal cruises promise a spectacle of incredible natural beauty. Yet, some people are not satisfied with merely observing, they need the thrill and venture into swimming with these nice-looking but deadly creatures, even though a single sting may kill them. In fact, the poison is supposed​ to protect them from large marine ​predators like sharks, though generally, stingrays don't attack first, unless they are disturbed.

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