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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by shorebreaker View Post
    DawnPatrolSUP- I guess that's why I never post in this forum cause everyone is smarter than the other... I've been surfing for quite some time and have been going in the ocean for my entire life, so it would be nice to have a little respect not act like a kook yourself... There were a S#$& load of them in the water.. which I've never seen like that in a huge school just hanging around the breaking waves. If anyone has any valuable insight or noticed the same as I did that would be cool instead of useless responses.
    Hey bro- that is interesting. I surf there often too... have never seen schools of them close to the beach before. I would agree that alot is happening different this year with the warmer temps...
    I have caught them planty of times fishing and so on.... so i don't know. its weird.
    Plus I wouldn't worry about the others who think they are so much smarter. If they are, why not share the knowledge? thats what the whole forum is about. If its because 'stingrays' actually have a correct name... why not share??? what ever....

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    Walkingonh2o - Thanks for being 'professional' about everything! I mean I have surfed Spring Lake in the same spot for probably 4-5 years straight and have never seen them in such huge numbers. Just thought it was weird and wondering why they were so close in, in such huge numbers.. and of course what type of ray it was... guess i'll never really know...

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    Dude there just skates. They are harmless. You know the black shells that you see washed up on the beach all the time....skate egg shells

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    they are bull rays and they have been all over the shallows in ocnj the last couple of weeks. it now unusual for this time of year with the warm water. the inside was teaming with then a week of so ago. seeing them on the wall of a wave in front of you is abit disconserting at first but cool once you get over it. they have never bothered me although i often paddle shallower when rolling through a school of them....

  5. #15
    skates or rays most likely. i was snorkeling off 18th ave jetty in belmar last sept, awesome visibilty - like 10 feet of water (strange - the jetty has orange paint all over it underwater) and a huge ray swam under me. bullnose or cownose my buddy who was with me told me. scared the crap out of me for a second. same thing happened in bradley beach like 5 years ago. they are around.

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    Cownose rays

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    Saw a ton of them a couple weeks back in MD too....harmless.

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    Lol! I thought seeing a school of sting ray is a normal thing.
    Last edited by Anthonyz; Jul 24, 2012 at 08:02 PM. Reason: Felt to boasty haha..

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    they're cownose rays, a species in the family myliobatidae or "eagle ray". they can be found from new england to southern brazil, unlike the bull ray that people usually confuse them with, which inhabits the coasts between portugal and south africa. we get extremely large numbers of them almost every year in lbi, so it wouldn't be unusual to find them in other parts of new jersey. they're really beautiful fish if you can keep yourself from freaking out. you need to remember the ocean is their home, not ours.

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffer View Post
    Dude there just skates. They are harmless. You know the black shells that you see washed up on the beach all the time....skate egg shells
    No, they're Kook Fish, it's a special breed I created with my shaper in a secret laboratory under the jetty. Their tails are equipped with mini harpoons with yougotnotalent poison in tips, that are activated by Pop Out surfboards. Once stung it takes effect within 6 hours and BAM!! YOU GOT NOT TALENT. Any skill the you had will be gone, if you didn't have any you never will. Boo Wah Ha Ha Ha!!!!!!
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