Tag: southern stingrays

DoE still watching out for stingrays

DoE still watching out for stingrays

| 10/05/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has continued to watch out for the stingrays over the last two months since tourist trips to the Sandbar stopped. Staff from the DoE check on the rays, offering them a little human interaction and supplementing their diet. Until the marine restrictions are lifted and people can go back to […]

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DoE watching out for the stingrays

DoE watching out for the stingrays

| 28/03/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Following concerns in the community about Stingray City, the Department of Environment has said that its marine conservation officers are making sure the star attractions there are doing OK and getting the food they need. With no tourists going to the Sand Bar to feed them, the DoE said that the rays will revert […]

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Stingray injured by boat at sandbar

Stingray injured by boat at sandbar

| 04/12/2019 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Just a week after one local watersports owner warned of the dangers presented by overcrowding at Stingray City, the Department of Environment confirmed that a ray was recently hit and injured by a boat there. The department also posted on its social media pages what is believed to be a very recent picture of […]

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127 rays counted, with more on the way

127 rays counted, with more on the way

| 01/08/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A team from the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation conducted the biannual Southern stingray census at four sites in Grand Cayman last month. While 127 stingrays were counted and analyed during the weekend, the researchers also found that half of the mature female stingrays were pregnant. Details of each ray, such as its size (or “disc […]

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DoE to spell out safe handling of marine life

DoE to spell out safe handling of marine life

| 04/03/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): With increasing reports of the mishandling and abuse of marine animals, such as starfish and stingrays, the Department of Environment is introducing definitive guidelines to help tour operators protect the species that are under increasing stress. Mishandling them could spell trouble for tour operators, who could lose their licence or face prosecution for the […]

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DoE raises alarm over abuse of marine animals

DoE raises alarm over abuse of marine animals

| 18/02/2019 | 64 Comments

(CNS): Following a number of reports of people abusing local marine animals in and around some of Grand Cayman’s favourite attractions, the Department of Environment (DoE) is urging people to follow the law in local waters regarding the handling of starfish, stingrays, turtles and other marine life. In the last month the DoE has received […]

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DoE working on clearer rules for handling rays

DoE working on clearer rules for handling rays

| 20/07/2018 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment is currently conducting research with stingray experts that can help them draw up clear and definitive guidelines on how the marine creatures can be safely handled. Following another flurry of posts on social media about the treatment of rays at Stingray City, animal activists have been questioning how watersports operators […]

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