📸 Photo credit: Jeremy Clark
Did you know that the largest stingray in the Atlantic Ocean (the roughtail stingray) can grow to be 800lbs, and hunts along the beaches of Cape Cod during the night?
Roughtail stingrays will often bury themselves in bottom sediment. They are opportunistic predators that feed on a variety of bony fish and invertebrates.
During the night on Cape Cod it is not unusual for these massive stingrays to come within 20-30 yards of the shoreline, in as shallow as 3-4 feet of water!
Today I wanted to let you know about Joshua Smith, who is a member of My Fishing Cape Cod and a senior biology student at Suffolk University in Boston. Josh is doing his senior capstone project on roughtail stingrays.
More specifically, he is trying to figure out the following...
If you fish for brown sharks during the summer and/or have caught roughtail stingrays before, then it would be a big help for Josh if you took a moment to fill out his survey. Josh has made the survey as concise as possible, and all the answers are anonymous.
I'd also like to invite you to send the survey to anyone who may be able to participate. The direct link to the survey is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenCnccK8fWRlcaalVYBQkNT7t2sg_U-boHFI-4I2r5Tobnmg/viewform
Tight lines! 🎣