bat ray

noun

Definition of bat ray

: a stingray (Myliobatis californica) of coastal waters from Oregon to the Gulf of California having two long pectoral fins and a large protruding head

Examples of bat ray in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Touch tanks — the shallow, interactive tide pool and bat ray exhibits — will be open for looking but not touching, at least at first, Vernon added. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, 22 June 2020 For decades, oyster farmers vacuumed up mature oysters from the bay floor, which ravaged the ecosystem, killing bat rays and grinding up rare eel grasses. Richard Stenger, SFChronicle.com, 3 July 2018 Its featured activities, which are scheduled before the park opens, include touching and feeding bat rays, interacting with moon jellies and a dolphin playtime session. Lori Weisberg, sandiegouniontribune.com, 20 June 2018 At times — usually at high tides on flat, calm mornings — paddlers can see bat rays hovering across the flats. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 May 2018 Or, wake up to a morning of ocean kayaking through kelp beds while on the lookout for sea lions, bat rays, and bottlenose dolphins. Erin Behan, Los Angeles Magazine, 7 May 2018 Those who needed to feel a rod bend deeply practiced their skills and tested their equipment in the northern part of the Bay on leopard sharks and bat rays. sacbee, 29 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of bat ray

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Bat ray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bat%20ray. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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