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Stingrays Chew? Who Knew?

September 14, 2016

National Geographic | September 14, 2016

Plen­ty of ani­mals bite, but mam­mals were once thought to be the only ones to chew. But the ocel­late riv­er stingray, a beau­ti­ful spot­ted fish from the Ama­zon Riv­er, also chews its food. The dis­cov­ery by U of T Scar­bor­ough biol­o­gist Matthew Kol­mann reports on the stingray’s abil­i­ty to chew – even tough prey like shell­fish. Read more.