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Eat Sand


I’ve been diving on this reef about four years. Blue spotted rays always command a stop for a picture. They are commonly seen but not too common. And I have tried all sorts of angles and shot movies and got in real close. Whatever. Until now no one ever raised up and showed me their mouth. I looks drippy and yucky. They must vacuum their food. Can’t see it to eat it obviously. Or should I say obviously can’t see? Following? Rare? For me it is. My first. Not the confusion, it’s this shot of the underside. There are images of giant manta rays with the underside and their mouths. But this spotted ray just smiled for me. Thanks. Meanwhile it must eat a lot of sand with its mouth pressed to the bottom.