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Amazing snorkel video of Akumal

spotted eagle ray

spotted eagle ray

Akumal bay is located 25 to 30 km north from Tulum. It represent one of the best reef snorkeling sites around Tulum. The closeness of the coral barrier to the beach and the rich algae soil beneath it, provides food to many resident turtles, stingrays and a big variety of reefs.
In this video, we get to see different spices of the mesoamerican barrier reef.
The main stars of this video are: A gray american stingray ( Dasyatidae) laying on the sea grass and then we have the privilege of watching an eagle spottedray ( Myliobatidae) flying through emerald waters.
Stingrays are a cartilaginous fish related to sharks with barbed stingers on the tail, which are used exclusively used in self-defense. The stinger may reach a length of approximately 35 cm (14 in), and its underside has two grooves with venom glands. The stinger is covered with a thin layer of skin, the integumentary sheath, in which the venom is concentrated.We like to call them the UNDEWATER BIRDS.
We also see a school of snappers with two sergeant fishes behind a coral wall, a green and a hawksbill turtle sliding their fins in the shallow waters of Akumal.
We hope you enjoy this video!

Amazing snokel at akumal beach from Agua Clara Project on Vimeo