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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.