Take a look at the uniquely beautiful spotted eagle ray. Spotted eagle rays live along the open coast in warm waters throughout the world, though they are often associated with coral reefs and sometimes enter protected bays to feed or mate. They are generally considered a coastal species, but the worldwide geographic distribution implies that some individuals must migrate far distances over deep water.
This species is not directly targeted by commercial fisheries, but it is captured as accidental bycatch in fisheries targeting other species. Oceana works to promote responsible fisheries management and reduce bycatch to prevent the wasteful killing of spotted eagle rays and other marine life. Learn how you can help at OCEANA.ORG.