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Head diver killed by stingray

Discussion in 'Accidents & Incidents' started by DandyDon, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

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    While animals do attack people, generally, that is not the case, I regret the talented gentleman was killed. It is certainly sad and a loss. The animal is not the villain, some times there is no villain. N
     
  2. jfe

    jfe Contributor

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    First thing that came to my mind as well. Also think attack is not proper, why not only mentioned "fatally injured when interacted with" or something similar.
    Condolences to the family.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Since this was in aquarium, why not the stingray barb cut?
     
  4. DanMont

    DanMont Contributor

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    I'm not sure if this is SOP at aquariums. The barb will regrow after being cut. Cutting the barb also creates a potential route for infection. This is why we opted not to cut barbs when working with rays in research. Albeit the animals we worked with were released back into the field, so we wanted to ensure animals were returned in as close a condition as possible to when they were captured.
     
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  5. Freewillow

    Freewillow Divemaster

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    Yeah, cut barbs from rays, teeth from shark and Lions, , feathers from eagles:yeahbaby: ...........................Isn't enough for them to be in captivity?:banghead:
     
  6. Dan

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    I'm not a fan of putting wild animal in captivities. That's why I prefer to go diving & hiking to see them in their natural habitats, rather than going to see those poor animals in aquariums or in zoos. I admitted that it is just a stupid question. Often I learn more by asking those stupid questions. You can bash your head all you want.
     
  7. Freewillow

    Freewillow Divemaster

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    Smart Answer Dan. :thumb: We are in agreement, then :drunks::cheers:
     
  8. Dan

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    Thanks for answering my question. It does make sense. Kudos to you for releasing the fish back to the sea as close to the original condition as possible after the study.
     

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