|Range||Western Atlantic Ocean from Chesapeake Bay to Mexico.|
|Species||• Dasyatis Sabina|
|Conservation Status |
Human Interaction Edit
The most notable reactions with these creatures have been mentioned above, due to the shallow locations the stingrays lay during the day to wait for hunting in the night. The sting from a stingray is very painful, but rarely life threatening unless it hits you in the heart or a major artery and the bleeding isn't stopped quickly. In most cases, the pain can be eased and the wound healed by placing the stung area in the hottest water you can tolerate, and get other first aid help if you can. To avoid stepping on a stingray, do the stingray shuffle, where you shuffle your feet on the seafloor to scare off stingrays before you, as well as avoid stepping on the back.