" Queensland researchers have spotted an unusually large group of manta rays in a feeding frenzy near Lady Elliot Island.University of Queensland researcher Dr Kathy Townsend believes up to 150 manta rays were feeding in the area last month.
She said the phenomenon was a result of recent flooding in Bundaberg, with excess levels of water sending a surge of nutrients into the ocean, leading to a spike in plankton.
"To date that's the only one that we've recorded and we are able to directly associate with the flood events that were happening at the coastline," she said."
Floods spark manta ray feeding frenzy
According to Scott Alexander King in his book Animal Dreaming, the Stingray represents a masquerade.
" Steve Irwin was fatally pierced in the chest by a stingray spine while snorkeling at the
Great Barrier Reef, at Batt Reef, which is located off the coast of
Port Douglas in north Queensland. Irwin was in the area filming his own documentary, Ocean's Deadliest, but weather had stalled filming.
Irwin decided to take the opportunity to film some shallow water shots for a segment in the television program his daughter Bindi Irwin was hosting when the ray suddenly turned and lashed out at him with the spine on its tail. "
The Melbourne Storm became world Rugby League champions on Steve Irwin's Birthday February 22nd.
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The signs don't look so good at the moment...
"let's hope we get our s#!+ together".
SE Qld awash again after heavy rain