17 amazing and important things about sharks and rays that scientists discovered in 2017

17 amazing and important things about sharks and rays that scientists discovered in 2017:

As 2017 comes to a close, let’s look back on some of the amazing discoveries scientists have made! (Especially when those discoveries revolve around sharks and rays!)

And let’s look forward to the discoveries we will make in 2018!

The hypnotic blue spots of a blue-spotted stingray, Perenthian…

The hypnotic blue spots of a blue-spotted stingray, Perenthian Islands, Malaysia.

It sure is cute. I think it could be the main character of a kids cartoon. Any marine conservationist artists out there? Inspiration right here.

06.06.17Federschwanz Stechrochen / cowtail stingray /…

06.06.17

Federschwanz Stechrochen / cowtail stingray / Pastinachus sephen / Fanadir South – Hurghada – Red Sea / Aquarius Diving Club

23.05.17Gefleckter Adlerrochen / spotted eagle ray / Aetobatus…

23.05.17

Gefleckter Adlerrochen / spotted eagle ray / Aetobatus narinari / Ben El Gebal – Hurghada – Red Sea / Aquarius Diving Club

13.04.17Blaupunkt Stechrochen / bluespotted ribbontail ray /…

13.04.17

Blaupunkt Stechrochen / bluespotted ribbontail ray / Taeniura lymma / Fanadir Süd – Hurghada – Red Sea / Aquarius Diving Club