Yes there are blue spots. Duh? This is the ray I see most often on the Red Sea reef. It hides under the coral and is not usually on the move unless provoked. It cooperatively stayed put conveniently for me to get an image. I am happy to do so. I am cautioned to stay away from the tail and I do so with enthusiasm. Touching things under the sea has not been a great experience with me. “Don’t touch nothing.” It’s the best advice I ever heeded.