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Diving Tulum Photos | The Spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari)

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The Spotted eagle ray is a Common creature of tropical regions such as Tulum, it can be identified by its dark dorsal surface covered in white spots or rings It can easily be seen alone and in schools crossing the coral canyons while scuba diving in Tulum.

Common creature of tropical regions such as Tulum, it can be identified by its dark dorsal surface covered in white spots or rings It can easily be seen alone and in schools crossing the coral canyons while scuba diving in Tulum.

The rays are most commonly seen alone, but occasionally swim in groups. Rays are ovoviviparous, the female retaining the eggs then releasing the young as miniature versions of the parent.

These rays are commonly observed leaping out of the water, and on at least two occasions have been reported as having jumped into boats. The spotted eagle ray is hunted by a wide variety of sharks. The rays are considered Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List. They are fished mainly in Southeast Asia and Africa, the most common market being in commercial trade and aquariums.

The reef diving tours in Tulum, include dive sites where the spotted eagle ray is seen frequently.