Do Not Step On Stingrays!

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do not step on stingrays! Mar 19, 2007
i've learned the hard way that you shouldn't do this. when you walk in the water at the beach shuffle your feet rather then taking steps.

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Mar 19, 2007
Did you see it? How big was it? Did it hurt?
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Mar 19, 2007
guys... stingrays??????? where ???????????

Jumeirah????
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Mar 19, 2007
Oh for goodness sake. Here they will only be tiny ones. But yes shuffle.
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Mar 19, 2007
Poor stingrays. :(
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Mar 19, 2007
how big is tiny?
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Not big enough to kill you if that's what your query is. Maybe plate sized. But no bigger.
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nathooarif wrote:guys... stingrays??????? where ???????????

Jumeirah????



Yes, near Burj Al Arab at the open beach. Haven't seen at the private beach park though.
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Mar 19, 2007
Lets please not start paranoia. They're pretty harmless, but their barbs to sting if you step on them, hence the name 'Sting-Ray'. IF you shuffle your feet they just move out of the way, as they normally lay on or just under the sand and are perfectly camoflaged.
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Mar 19, 2007
i heard they were delicious ;)
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Mar 19, 2007
Nah they're not good eating.
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Mar 19, 2007
not meaning to be facetious, but after the whole Steve Irvin episode...... sting-rays kinda put a chill through me......

I noticed hundreds of Jellyfish along the shore last week.... they didnt look very alive, are they dangerous too (if alive), or nowt to worry about? (maybe not 100, but many of 'em) :-)
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They're fine and quite plate small in jumeirah beach. You can't find them in seashore!

Bleakus, its delicious cooked with curry sauce.
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nathooarif wrote:not meaning to be facetious, but after the whole Steve Irvin episode...... sting-rays kinda put a chill through me......

I noticed hundreds of Jellyfish along the shore last week.... they didnt look very alive, are they dangerous too (if alive), or nowt to worry about? (maybe not 100, but many of 'em) :-)


:lol:

If touched to your skin, you'll get allergies only but that's it.
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Mar 19, 2007
Jellyfish? The bells of the jellyfish are harmless, it's the tenticles that cause the sting, most of the time it's just a small irritation and nothing more. Depends what type of jellyfish.

Last time I went to Snoopy Island during jellyfish season, there were loads of tenticle strands floating around and I got stuck like crazy, literally big whelps all over me.

Basically the tenticles have micro needles, which when they come into contact with the skin, the inject a venom. You should rinse the stung area with salt water, never fresh water as it will encourage any attached tenticles to continue firing venom. Wash the area with white vinegar or (sounds gross) urinate on the infected area (male urine not female), this immediately diactivates the stingers. Use steroid creams or ibuprofen anti-inflamitaries to help with any further discomfort.
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