The photograph's eye - Sandy Island : Coconut trees, a golden beach...and hungry rays!

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Even the most short-sighted diver couldn’t miss the lobsters under the huge coral outcrops that are surrounded by long, colorful sponges. In addition to turtles, jacks and all kinds of crustaceans, some quiet and discreet hosts line the sandy bottoms: these are the stingrays, common to most tropical seas. All around this charming island, they look for marine maggots buried in the sand. Under their «snout», they have Ampullae of Lorenzini, incredible sensory organs or electroreceptors, that enable them to detect heat gradients and magnetic fields. This equipment is extremely effective when looking for fresh food - even when it’s well hidden! Once it has located a ...

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