This Fever Of Stingrays Is So Huge, They Have Resorted To Doing THIS To Find A Mate! Incredible!
If you thought dating was hard before the invention of social media, you’ve never been a stingray. The growing industry of online dating makes it easier and easier to pick and choose our ideal candidate for a partner. Some of these pairings are based on looks, salaries, or hopes and dreams. With a profile made up of mostly truths, we can easily weed out the good from the bad with just a few swipes or clicks or our mice. It’s too bad that the animal kingdom doesn’t have this type of convenience.
These stingrays travel in groups of hundreds out in the open ocean, and while there is indeed safety from predators in larger numbers, that can make it extremely difficult to be noticed and approved as a mate. Scientists aren’t sure where these rays picked up such an odd behavior, but it is prevalent in many stingray societies. The stingrays will swim as fast as they can to the surface and make a loud “boom” as the enter back into the water. Belly flop, anyone? The louder the sound that follows a stingray, the higher their chance to find a suitable mate. This ritual isn’t limited to just the males, either. The females will engage in this contest as well, to prove that she is worth fighting over.
I’ll admit, an online profile sounds much nicer than an endless loop of belly flops.