Photo: Sharks and Rays Australia @
‘We caught a giant shovelnose ray (Glaucostegus typus)! These can grow up to 2.7 metres in length and are classified as vulnerable by the IUCN. As with all our elasmos, the animal was quickly measured, tagged, a DNA sample taken and released safely.’ Here’s a fun fact about this image: the shovelnose Ray in this image appears to have blue on its snout. This is in fact due to their snouts being somewhat ‘see-through’, so the blue from the cradle is coming through.