A rare and endangered species of stingray has been spotted in Maltese waters.
The bull ray or Aetomylaeus bovinus was spotted by free diver Glorianne Sciberras who shared footage of the creature skimming along the sandy bottom of a Maltese bay during a night dive.
The bull ray can usually be distinguished from other rays by its distinctive diamond shape and light blue stripes.
The creatures typically skim on the sea floor, using their wing-shaped fins to fly gracefully through the water.
“Right now it’s the season to spot them, so I went for a free dive at night with some friends and there it was,” she told Times of Malta.
“It’s such a beautiful creature but it’s endangered and on the red list, which is such a shame.”
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