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A stingray about 8 feet long and more than 1,000 kilos of weight was caught by a handmade craft creek near Tumbes La Cruz, as reported by the News Piura 3.0 page.
A user of social networks identified as Kelly Cruz Cumpen animal photographed last April 18 and shared images. To move the specimen a crane was needed.
As reported by Andina, this morning, the prosecutor Crime Prevention of Tumbes, Felix Quinde Feijoo, was alerted to the discovery so he contacted representatives of Instituto del Mar del Peru (IMARPE), in order to document the fact .
The stingray is a species that unlike other enforcement lacks poisonous sting in the tail. It is the largest of the rays and can grow to 8.4 meters in wingspan and weighing 1,400 kilos.
The South East Pacific is home to the largest documented population of Manta Rays in the world, with over 650 individuals having been identified in Ecuador. Although protected in Ecuador, these rays are believed to migrate seasonally into Peru, where their presence is poorly studied, and they receive no protection at all.
originally posted by: BASSPLYR
Looks like a Manta Ray. I one day would like to swim with a few of them in the south pacific if I can afford the travel.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: butcherguy
I'm guessing he wasn't gunning for Manta Ray either.