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What eats stingrays?

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Hammerhead sharks, large groupers, herons and humans eat stingrays. Hammerhead sharks, their biggest predator, have developed special sensors on their heads that allow them to find stingrays hiding under the sand.

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It has recently been discovered that great herons hunt small stingrays in shallow waters. Humans are also consumers of stingray meat. Stingrays are usually caught for local consumption, but dishes including stingray are becoming more popular.

Stingrays are not aggressive animals and choose to hide under the sand during the day. However, if they are threatened, stingrays are capable of using their sharp, spiny tail to stab an attacker.

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