Japanese Devilray in Albany

Japanese devilrayDur­ing a recent field trip, Depart­ment of Fish­eries staff in Western Australia stum­bled across an unusual sight­ing at Cheynes Beach, east of Albany… a Japan­ese dev­il­ray (Mob­ula japan­ica).

So why was this usual? It’s the first recorded sight­ing of this species in West­ern Australia!

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