St­ingrays, sharks visit

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

Sight­ings of st­ingrays and sharks in Aotea La­goon are more com­mon than read­ers may think.

Ear­lier this month, Porirua res­i­dent CJ Sheck was vis­it­ing the la­goon with his wife and son when they spot­ted a large st­ingray at the south­ern end, near the jetty. ‘‘You could see it clear as day, it was big and just glid­ing through the water. I was really shocked,’’ he said.

Porirua City Coun­cil’s man­ager of parks and re­serves, Bill Inge, says there are a high num­ber of st­ingrays in Porirua Har­bour, which oc­ca­sion­ally en­ter the la­goon through a sluice gate. The gate is at the south end and runs un­der State High­way 1.

‘‘Last week we also had some baby sharks spot­ted as well,’’ he said.

St­ingrays in the la­goon have so far proven too elu­sive for cam­eras. Any­one who does snap one, please send us an im­age: ed­i­tor@kmananews .co.nz.

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