‘Unicorn of the sea’: rare sighting of ornate eagle ray off Great Barrier Reef – video

Australian researcher and reef guide Jacinta Shackleton is now one of the few people to have ever seen the rare and endangered ornate eagle ray. Shackleton was conducting research near Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef when she saw the ray, something she said was an ‘unforgettable and emotional experience’. With little more than 50 sightings recorded worldwide, divers have dubbed the ray ‘the unicorn of the sea’


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