Thursday, 25 February 2010

New Stingray Species Discovered on Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef sits just off the coast of Western Australia and is famous for the annual visits paid there to feed by the mighty whale sharks.  But Ningaloo Reef is also home to a myriad of different marine species and scientists are delighted to have discovered a completely new species of stingray.

This new stingray is a member of the maskray family and is a small ray with a wingspan of around only 30cms.  Since the stingray was found at Ningaloo, the new species has also been found further south in Shark Bay.

Ningaloo Reef has been nominated for World Heritage status, and if successful will join 17 other Australian World Heritage sites such as Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Kakadu and Shark Bay.

Read on the whole article on Ningaloo's new stingray species

Osprey Bay, Ningaloo Reef

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