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Video: Daaaang, There Are A Lot Of Stingrays In Marina Del Rey

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You might want to do the 'stingray shuffle' the next time you're in the waters of Marina del Rey—because there are A LOT of them swimming around there this week.

CBS Los Angeles reports that local residents have spotted hundreds of stingrays there. One described them as being as big as a basketball.

Lifeguard Capt. Kenichi Haskett told CBS Los Angeles that there are more stingrays than usual this summer due to the heat. He says the fishes like "still, calm, warm water."

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LAist's Associate Editor, Carman Tse, had this to say about about the whole situation: "More Like Marina Del RAYS: Stingray Invasion!"

Phelan Archuleta captured on her cell phone a video of dozens of them swimming in the waters of Mother's Beach, a hotspot for swimming, windsurfing and kayaking, earlier this week:

Posted by Phelan Archuleta on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

She wrote on her Facebook, "This isn't even close to showing how many stingrays there are."

If you just so happen to spot a stingray, you might want to learn how to do the 'stingray shuffle,' where you keep your feet planted on the floor of the waters and shuffle your feet to avoid getting stung. Here's a refresher video:

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