Rare albino stingray glides across reef

WildCreaturesPublished: February 18, 2016Updated: February 19, 2016100,343 views
Published: February 18, 2016Updated: February 19, 2016

There are about 220 known stingray species organized into 10 families and 29 genera. Stingray species are progressively becoming threatened or vulnerable to extinction, particularly as the consequence of unregulated fishing. As of 2013, 45 species have been listed as vulnerable or endangered by the IUCN.

The particular stingray in the video is even rarer because of it's condition – albinism. It gracefully swims over the coral reef before disappearing into the ocean vastness. These divers can't help but stare in amazement at the incredibly rare moment passing them by.

The ocean is an amazing place, and seeing a rare creature like this one has to be a magical experience.

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