Friday, August 21, 2015

Cayman Islands - Stingray City

Stingray City is a popular location in the ocean off of Rum Point. We took a glass bottom boat from Rum Point and it took us 15 to 20 minutes. The water is about waist deep, the only reason it is waist deep is because Stingray City is on a sand bar.

Our guide taught us how to hold the Stingrays, how to feed them and how to touch them without touching their tail.

Stingrays are a type of fish, related to sharks that are flat, with a bumpy spine and a barbed tail. The Stingrays favorite food is squid. Stingrays were named "Stingray" because of their poisonous barbed tail that they used to sting their prey and defend themselves from predators. They don't mean to sting people, though it does happen.

Glass Bottom Boat

I love this is small place in Grand Cayman where you get a chance to meet and swim with "the birds of the ocean."

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