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Drone footage shows stingrays hunting on Grand Cayman Island

Rum Point is on Grand Cayman Island which is one of three small islands in the Caribbean. These islands are part of the British West Indies. Grand Cayman Island is approximately 22 miles (35 km) long with its widest point being 8 miles (13 km) wide. The elevation ranges from sea level at the beaches to 60 feet (18 m) above sea level on the North Side. Rum Point gave Brent, the mavic pro drone pilot and videographer, the perfect setting to catch an amazing sunset and capture two stingrays hunting in the shallow waters. The very warm, shallow waters at Rum Point attract many vacationers and locals to enjoy some activities for the day. Also being a scuba diver and generally avid water nut, Brent takes any opportunity to capture sea life in it’s natural habitat whether he is above or below the waves. The southern stingray seen here hunting has a flat, diamond-shaped disc, with a mud brown, olive, and grey dorsal surface and white underbelly. The barb on its tail is serrated and covered in a venomous mucous, used for self-defense. With such great interaction here, many of these local rays have come to be very friendly and interactive with visitors. The stingrays eat mainly small fishworms and crustaceans which is why they cruise the sea bed and sandy floor looking for a meal. Larger rays, with the incredible amount of suction they are capable of creating for gathering food, can even suck a conch snail right out of it’s shell. The people you see within these waters are completely safe around these stingrays.
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