This ray is resting on the ocean floor.
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Windows Original, adapted from Corel Photography
Rays are really neat animals. They flow through the water like silk. Rays have soft, wide bodies. Some of them are dangerous, so you shouldn't try to touch them!
The manta ray is the biggest ray of all. It can reach 19 feet across. But it's actually very gentle and friendly. The smaller ones are usually much more dangerous! Some can shock you with electricity and others have sharp spikes on their tails.
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