Huge school of stingrays surrounding transparent canoe

MichaelMcCarthyPublished: March 6, 2017Updated: March 7, 2017304 viewsVirality: 12%
Published: March 6, 2017Updated: March 7, 2017

While canoeing in St Petersburg, Florida in a transparent canoe, this man came across a huge school of stingrays, known as a "fever". These were Cownose rays, a type of ray. The fever of rays was the largest he's ever seen, and having grown up on the water he's seen quiet a few ray fevers!

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    missvirgule · 11 weeks ago

    a "transparent canoe" who's not used to film the stingrays so... in what was it usefull in this case ???

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      MichaelMcCarthy · 11 weeks ago

      Actually, the video Was filmed from the transparent canoe. As far as it's usefulness, it's the same reason people have been making glass bottom boats for 100 years. The obvious difference in this case, is that the entire canoe is transparent. Some people think there is no point unless the water is clear, however, some of the coolest things we've seen were in murky water. For example, when there is a manatee or a dolphin just a few feet beneath you, you will still be able to see it unless the water is really muddy. Another advantage is that because it doesn't cast a shadow, you can get a lot closer to the wildlife and the fish. Most animals associate a large shadow passing near by with a predator. It's great for fishing in areas where the fish are really "spooky" and hard to sneak up on. And with the optional LED lights, it's an awesome canoe for flounder gigging.

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        missvirgule · 11 weeks ago

        My point is like you were witness of this HUGE meeting (?) of stingrays, WHY didn't you film them through the transparent canoe, and there it would have been appropriate to mention it ! But no... we just see the stingrays in front of the canoe who's not used to see them. What a pity !

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          MichaelMcCarthy · 11 weeks ago

          We have taken a few videos of various species of stingrays through the canoe over the years. However, because this school of rays was so large, I felt as though the video would be more interesting if I showed the size of the school of stingrays and I felt like the best way to do that was with the camera held up high. Here's another video of the same fever of rays taken from a different perspective. The end of this video shows the rays through the canoe if that would make you happy. https://rumble.com/v34p52-aerial-view-of-a-huge-school-of-cownose-rays.html Or if you just want to get a better look at the canoe, you can check out this video, or some of the others on our YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk37iRqoptk