CRITTER: Meet the giant broad stingray that killed Steve Irwin

  • Terry Lilley / contributed

    Often you will see a large jack swimming right above the ray so when the ray uncovers a food item from under the sand the jack zooms in and steals it.

The broad stingray is fairly common in Hawai‘i, but rarely seen by divers and snorkelers because it likes to feed in calm bays where the visibility is not very good. This solid-gray ray can get quite big, with a 5-foot wide wingspan.

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