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What’s Behind a Surge in Stingray Attacks? –  National Geographic

Posted by | January 5, 2018 | Uncategorized

PHOTOGRAPH BY NORBERT WU, MINDEN PICTURES By Sarah GibbensPUBLISHED JANUARY 5,

What’s Behind a Surge in Stingray Attacks?Lifeguards would have been surprised to treat more than 40 injuries in one day, so when they treated over 70, they were shocked. Rounded stingrays are some of the most common species of stingray found off the coast of California. 2018Stingrays love warm water. One thing they hate? The sudden presence of human feet.The combination recently left a record number of beachgoers at Huntington Beach, just south of Los Angeles, with stingray injuries—at least 73 people were treated last Friday.Lt. Claude Panis from the beach’s marine safety unit believes even more victims chose to self-treat injuries at home.  Read More…

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