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Stingray Season Starts in Clearwater

If you plan to head to the beach don't forget to do the stingray shuffle.

It's that time of year again to start the stingray shuffle.

The fish with the whip-like, barbed-tail has been seen gliding through Clearwater Beach waters.

The warming waters entice stingrays to come closer to the shore which increases the chances beachgoers have of being stung. 

Watch for the purple flags warning of the possible danger and make sure to do the stingray shuffle when entering the water.

Those who get stung will be treated by the lifeguard. The only remedy is heat. Typically sting victims are asked if they want a heat pack to treat it on their own or they are taken to the North Beach fire station to soak their foot in warm water.

Typically, there are hundreds of sting victims during the season which lasts through the summer.

Call 727-462-6963.

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