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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:39 AM

 

Giant Manta Ray Caught in Beihai China

Beihai fisherman caught a giant stingray that weighs over 2000 lbs!



More Photos: http://banoosh.com/2013/01/03/giant-manta-ray-caught-in-beihai-china/

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Reply Giant Manta Ray Caught in Beihai China (Original post)
HarveyDarkey Jan 2013 OP
Berlum Jan 2013 #1
n2doc Jan 2013 #2
patrice Jan 2013 #3
Control-Z Jan 2013 #4
Scuba Jan 2013 #5
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #9
Last Stand Jan 2013 #13
Scuba Jan 2013 #16
truebrit71 Jan 2013 #6
MKITEM Jan 2013 #7
Fawke Em Jan 2013 #8
DonRedwood Jan 2013 #10
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #14
forestpath Jan 2013 #15
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #20
avebury Jan 2013 #11
WilliamPitt Jan 2013 #12
NV Whino Jan 2013 #17
GoCubsGo Jan 2013 #18
stuntcat Jan 2013 #19
eppur_se_muova Jan 2013 #21
Bucky Jan 2013 #22
flvegan Jan 2013 #23

Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:40 AM

1. Chalk up another one for the Mayans

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:43 AM

2. poor thing

Sad end to a magnificent creature.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:46 AM

3. +1!!!

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:47 AM

4. Oh, no!!

Why did they have to kill it? Poor thing. Imagine how beautiful and majestic it must have looked alive and swimming? Seems so messed up.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:08 PM

5. But why? So sad. Beautiful creatures ...

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Response to Scuba (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:14 PM

9. Check out the mantas in this video

Oh, and the dragons too..

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:18 PM

13. Yeah, that fishing guy on cable tv did a spot on these animals.

He keeps them alive if he catches them. On the manta episode, the thing actually gave birth after they caught it.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:37 PM

16. Very cool, thanks. I sooooo jealous of the snorkler.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:09 PM

6. So why not just leave it alone?

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:11 PM

7. Fucking assholes

 

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:12 PM

8. Why did they kill it?

Idiots.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:14 PM

10. Am I the only one who sees killing something like this as criminal?

Poor thing.

Once again man finds something beautiful and rare and then kills it. I am sure the heads of the communist party will enjoy their giant stingray feast.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:19 PM

14. No.



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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:35 PM

15. +1

 

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:40 PM

20. It disgusts me

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:15 PM

11. Totally unnecessary.

They should have left it alone in the wild.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:16 PM

12. Yay! We know something that big exists! Now it doesn't exist anymore! Yay!

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:37 PM

17. Sad

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:38 PM

18. What a shame.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:39 PM

19. AND KILLED

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Again, Humanity at work.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:49 PM

21. Four species of stingrays are threatened or vulnerable ...

In 2011 Mantas became strictly protected in international waters thanks to its recent inclusion in the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). The CMS is an international treaty organization concerned with conserving migratory species and habitats on a global scale. Although individual nations already protected manta rays, it often migrates through unregulated waters, putting it at increased risk from overfishing.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) declared giant manta rays as ívulnerable with an elevated risk of extinctioní in November 2011.

The Manta Trust is a UK based charity dedicated to research and conservation efforts for manta rays. The organization's web site is also an information resource for manta conservation and biology.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manta_ray#Conservation

If this is a manta ray, this is nowhere near the record size. That was reportedly 5500 lbs:




AFAIK, no one "fishes" for manta rays -- they get caught/tangled in nets, cables, anchors, or traps for other fish. They are filter feeders, not predators, so there's no reason for them to go after a hook. There's actually fairly little known about them, and it would be a boon to science if this specimen could be dissected. Many oceanic species have only been studied by dissection of found carcasses or accidental catches (giant and collosal squids, for example).

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:56 PM

22. It looks a bit like they're crucifying it.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:19 PM

23. Chinese fishermen. 'nuff said.

I suppose we should somehow be thankful that they didn't just fin it and dump it back in the ocean to drown.

Oddly enough, it seems the OP did go over as the poster had planned. Go figure.

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