Marine biologist stung by stingray in Singapore intertidal waters

The creature that stung her had probably been spooked by her presence, said Ms Crystle Wee, adding that stingrays sting only out of defence. PHOTO: CRYSTLE WEE
X-ray scans of a stingray barb lodged in Ms Crystle Wee's left foot after she was stung by a stingray on Dec 30, 2021. PHOTO: CRYSTLE WEE
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SINGAPORE - Ms Crystle Wee was surveying an intertidal area for work in the south of Singapore a day before New Year's Eve last year when she felt a sharp pain in her left foot.

Carefully lifting her leg from the rocky floor cloaked with seaweed, the marine biologist was slightly relieved to find traces of blue flesh on a spine lodged in her shoe.

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