Saturday, February 21, 2009

Note to swimmers

A reader reports that a brown stingray has taken up residence between the groyne and Lagoon Pier. It prefers a sandy spot near the end of the groyne and was joined by about five young snapper on Tuesday morning. The senior snapper stayed under the pier, away from fishermen while the young ones spent some time checking out the back and tail of the stingray, without harm to themselves. The stingray is about 60 to 70cm wide and generally avoids people.