Saturday, September 19, 2020

Australia report Stingray mutilations

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Since Steve ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Irwin was killed in a freak accident with a Stingray last week, 10 mutilated Stingrays have been found dead on beaches in Queensland, Australia. Two stingrays were found at a beach north of Brisbane with their tails cut off, while eight were found on another beach on Monday.

Authorities fear these could be revenge attacks on Stingrays following Mr Irwin’s death.

The Queensland state fisheries department said it was not clear if the incidents were connected to Mr Irwin’s death. According to a source at the department fishermen who inadvertently caught stingrays sometimes cut off their tails to avoid being stung, but such a practise was uncommon.

Government officials said they were investigating the deaths and there could be prosecutions.

Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelanhttps://www.deeperblue.com
Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up DeeperBlue.com and helped grow the site to be one of the largest diving websites around today.

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