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Zoo Tampa investigates 12 stingray deaths

TAMPA, Fla. [WFLA] – Twelve stingrays died at ZooTampa at Lowry Park this week, according to officials. The zoo announced the deaths on Facebook Thursday night, noting that an investigation is underway. “It’s with heavy hearts we share that today ZooTampa lost 12 residents of Stingray Bay,” the post said. The zoo’s animal care and veterinary teams are examining all of the mechanical equipment involved to figure out what happened, according to the post. The water in Stingray Bay is being tested, though the zoo said results indicate “optimal water quality and conditions.” All the test...

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WATCH: Hundreds of cownose rays migrate near Captiva beach

CAPTIVA, Fla. – Around this time every year, cownose rays migrate between the Gulf of Mexico and the Yucatan by the hundreds or thousands in groups known as ‘fevers.’ YOLO Watersports caught the natural phenomenon on camera on Wednesday afternoon near the Mucky Duck on Captiva. WATCH: The video captures hundreds of cownose rays as they gracefully glide by the shore. Cownose rays can have a wingspan of up to 3 feet and usually present little danger to humans apart from their defensive venomous barb, according to FWC. The post WATCH: Hundreds of cownose rays migrate...

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