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VIDEO: Dozens of stingrays swimming off Anna Maria Island

Posted at 10:08 PM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 22:08:25-04

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- This video is a great reminder of why it's important to do the stingray shuffle when swimming at a beach in Florida.

Viewer Suzannah Pontious shared a video of a large group of stingrays swimming about a half mile off the beaches of Anna Maria Island.

Stingray sightings are common at Florida beaches during this time of the year, biologists have often told ABC Action News in the past.

Wildlife officials say stingray attacks aren't common but it's important for swimmers to always pay attention to all marine life.