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SwimStud
August 10th, 2007, 11:29 AM
http://news.sky.com/skynews/video/videoplayer/0,,30000-1279455,.html

JennyS
August 10th, 2007, 11:50 AM
How did she not see it?! I would have freaked out! Although I have read that they are harmless to people, and have the biggest brains of any fish. But still.

SwimStud
August 10th, 2007, 11:54 AM
How did she not see it?! I would have freaked out! Although I have read that they are harmless to people, and have the biggest brains of any fish. But still.

Looked like the Ray didn't spot her til the last moments either...

JennyS
August 10th, 2007, 11:55 AM
(Sorry I posted this twice, I'm not sure how to erase it, just edit!) How did she not see it?! I would have freaked out! Although I have read that they are harmless to people, and have the biggest brains of any fish. But still.

geochuck
August 10th, 2007, 12:05 PM
There are some weird things underwater and it is a good thing not to see them. A friend snorkelling off Boca De Iguana met face to face with Poncho the 14 foot croc. He swam away from it and got behind some rocks. There he found a baby whale and a couple of minutes later the baby whales mother appeared. He left the water in a hurry.

knelson
August 10th, 2007, 12:21 PM
What makes them think she didn't see it? Was she supposed to stop swimming and scream or something? If you swim open water in clear water I imagine you get pretty acclimated to swimming with marine life of all sizes.

SwimStud
August 10th, 2007, 12:23 PM
What makes them think she didn't see it? Was she supposed to stop swimming and scream or something? If you swim open water in clear water I imagine you get pretty acclimated to swimming with marine life of all sizes.

What I found amazing is that the Ray had Lap Swimming etiquette down pat too. They passed on each other's left... :D

knelson
August 10th, 2007, 12:26 PM
What I found amazing is that the Ray had Lap Swimming etiquette down pat too. They passed on each other's left... :D

Aha, that's it! They realized the swimmer and the ray didn't see each other because otherwise the swimmer would have stopped and asked the ray whether it wanted to circle-swim or split the lane :)

JennyS
August 10th, 2007, 12:56 PM
Originally Posted by knelson http://forums.usms.org/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://forums.usms.org/showthread.php?p=103043#post103043)
What makes them think she didn't see it? Was she supposed to stop swimming and scream or something? If you swim open water in clear water I imagine you get pretty acclimated to swimming with marine life of all sizes.


Why, yes. Scream, or at least speed up significantly!