Kōrero: Sharks and rays

A swimming ray

The ‘wings’ or pectoral fins of rays are made of a complex web of long, finger-like cartilage, which provides a great deal of control over movement. The wing resembles an aerofoil in cross-section, and gives the animal lift as it moves through the water. Their flat bodies make it possible to hide in sandy or muddy sea floors and evade predators.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Sharks and rays - Rays and skates', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/5344/a-swimming-ray (accessed 20 May 2024)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006