Q&A on Stingrays

September 08, 2006|By Frank D. Roylance | Frank D. Roylance,Sun Reporter

When TV's popular naturalist and "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was fatally stung Monday by a stingray as he swam in the ocean of Queensland, Australia, it left many wondering just how common and dangerous these strangely beautiful creatures really are

The Sun sought out Alan Henningsen, a research specialist at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. With rays gliding around the big boog beside him, we asked questions that millions around the world have been asking all week.

Find out what we learned on Page 6D

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