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Old 05-02-2009, 05:50   #16
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I think I would chance a bite just to get to feed them, thats cool!

What kind of teeth do they have, only ones I have seen are the 100 million yr old ones you find on the beach while looking for sharks teeth.
Hi Twisty,

As GordMay said, the rays do not have teeth but don't under estimate thier sucking power. When I was Captain of the "Spirit of Ppalu" out of Grand Cayman, we would take 50 snorkelers out to Stingray city and show them how to touch and feel the rays without fear of being stung. Gord is right that they can not see what they are eating. That is why I have scars on my wrists and legs from them. I would snorkel down to the bottom with squid in my hand and bring them up to the surface where the guests would pet them, kiss them, and just have fun with the great creatures.

The Best job I ever had! What was I thinking to leave and come back to Canada.........I hate winter!!!! LOL.

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Hi Twisty,

As GordMay said, the rays do not have teeth but don't under estimate thier sucking power. When I was Captain of the "Spirit of Ppalu" out of Grand Cayman, we would take 50 snorkelers out to Stingray city and show them how to touch and feel the rays without fear of being stung. Gord is right that they can not see what they are eating. That is why I have scars on my wrists and legs from them. I would snorkel down to the bottom with squid in my hand and bring them up to the surface where the guests would pet them, kiss them, and just have fun with the great creatures.

The Best job I ever had! What was I thinking to leave and come back to Canada.........I hate winter!!!! LOL.

Cheers

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Yep, you all have convinced me, that is definitely something I want to do! No if I can just get that breathing underwater feels wrong thing out of my head...LOL

I am right there with ya on winter, it snowed here in NC again yesterday, I've had enough and can't wait to get south next winter!
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:35   #18
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Is the keel attached tight or correctly? Maybe I've only seen integral keels and racing boats with faired in keels, but I've never seen a keel with the flange standing proud of the hull.

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Old 05-02-2009, 11:55   #19
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Ok John you lost me......lol. We went from sharks, eels, and stingrays to keels. Where did that come from?
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Ok John you lost me......lol. We went from sharks, eels, and stingrays to keels. Where did that come from?

I just happened to notice the keel in front of the remora in the picture. I've never seen a boat where a flanged keel is just bolted onto the bottom of the hull with the flange standing proud of the hull. Makes me think something is wrong, but as far as I can see from the picture it looks solid.

That's why I titeld my post "Off Topic"

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Ok now it makes since.....lol. I should have picked up on that.

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Is the keel attached tight or correctly? Maybe I've only seen integral keels and racing boats with faired in keels, but I've never seen a keel with the flange standing proud of the hull.

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And THANKS YOU ALL for the identification. Yep! remora...a couple of big ones.
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In case it hasn't been mentioned before and some are not familiar with it, Fishbase at Fish: Search FishBase is pretty interesting.

Main problem with it is there are so many fish on it .
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In case it hasn't been mentioned before and some are not familiar with it, Fishbase at Fish: Search FishBase is pretty interesting.

Main problem with it is there are so many fish on it .
Cool site thanks for posting it
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