Scientific name: Taeniura lymma
Size: About 28 inches
Color: Grey and blue
Distinguishing feature: Dotted with blue dots all over the dorsal surface
Where did we see it: Zanzibar, Thailand, Mexico, Mayotte, Maldives, Raja Ampat, Egypt
This ray hunts in the sand and moves by waving its wings.
It has a dart along its tail, which can be dangerous in case of bites on the man, but the blue spotted stingray don't attack, just be careful and don't hurt it.
This ray breathes through the top of the head and exhales from the bottom, allowing it to not suck sand.
Parrotfish create a protective envelope around them when they are sleeping.
So, don't put the light on them during night dive to don't to wake them up and break this envelope.
The tiger shark has slender marks similars to the lines of tigers, hence its name.
When it is juvenile, these marks are round and not vertical. They change when it grows.
Turtles are in economy mode when they are sleeping. If they are woken during night, they may not have enough air to return to surface.
So, please be careful during night dives!