The golden rays definitely take the phrase, “strength in numbers,” to heart.

“Strength in numbers” is a major understatement in the case of the golden rays.

Golden Rays

Imagine boating peacefully across the Gulf of Mexico, when the ocean transforms from the deep blue into the liquid gold. That’s what seems to happen when about 10,000 golden rays decide to migrate to warmer waters together. The sight of these ghostly figures just below the surface is simultaneously majestic and eerie, and the knowledge that their stingers are fatal to humans makes it all the more haunting.

Gold Ray Migration

Not to worry if you’re a stingray enthusiast, though. They only attack if cornered so feel free to dive right in with them (yikes). Know more.

Golden Rays with Snorkler