Eagle rays have pointed pectoral fins, and they are wider than they are long. They move by flapping their fins, resembling birds in flight. They have plate-like teeth with which to crush their prey. The poisonous spine on the tail can cause a painful wound, but this is eased by applying heat, which destroys the poison.
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Department of Conservation
Photograph by Malcolm Francis
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