FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — A video captured a fever of stingrays weaving through swimmers and beachgoers near the shallow waters of Fort Myers Beach.
From her gliding @SunDeckFMB table, Dana Baquero captured a school of stingrays as they skirted thru the warm, shallow waters today, avoiding anyone in their path! Do the “stingray shuffle” to avoid stepping on these otherwise harmless creatures.#lanikailove #oldflorida pic.twitter.com/i2ouAPUDOZ
— Lani Kai (@thelanikai) June 19, 2022
Video Courtesy of: Dana Baquero
People could be seen in the video looking on and pointing as the fever made its way through the crowds gathered in front of the Lani Kai Resort.
It’s currently unknown what species of stingrays the fever was made up of. Increased stingray sightings such as this one can be attributed to mating season kicking up this time of year.
FWC officials advise swimmers to be cautious and do the “stingray shuffle” to avoid injuring the creatures or themselves.