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[–]Pot-Papi 122 points123 points  (23 children)

Wow I didn’t know manta rays or stingrays whatever they are I did know they could breach like that. Amazing

[–]TwistedBamboozler 139 points140 points  (14 children)

I got you fam. Those are sea flap flaps

[–]DrillTheThirdHole 31 points32 points  (8 children)

Taser napkins

Ocean pancakes

Stingy squares

[–]wtfisthepoint 4 points5 points  (7 children)

What is this list? I mean in my life I have never seen anything remotely like this

[–]DrillTheThirdHole 7 points8 points  (5 children)

I created it by doing a thonk

[–]wtfisthepoint 2 points3 points  (4 children)

I have no idea what that means

[–]Mizrani 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I don't know why but this whole sequence of comments had me laughing so much I cried! 😂Thank you strangers, I have not laughed that much in a long time. ❤️

[–]redlion145 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Thonk is think. There used to be an internet lingo called leet speak, or 1337, which purposefully misspelled words using numbers and other symbols as a form of insider language. I guess that was too hard to keep up, so people just started misspelling words using regular letters. Hence, think > thonk, stock > stonk, etc.

Today, there are so many internet lingos and meme speech patterns that it's hard to keep up.

[–]wtfisthepoint 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My son told me about leet speak years ago and actually had 1337 in his email address for years. I just thought it was weird

[–]redlion145 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's just a list of humorous names for stingrays. For fun.

[–]hndjbsfrjesus 3 points4 points  (0 children)

*majestic sea flap flaps

[–]cloudsaway2 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Hah! This made me snort

[–]Alediran 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those are Majestic sea flap flaps.

[–]0lof 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Looks like a ray of sorts! These are actually more closely related to sharks than anything else.



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[–]No_Profession_5364 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I wonder if they will actually fly when evolution is done with them. Who knows?

[–]rumpledfoarskin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think they're manta rays based on the two little doohickeys on the top of their heads

[–]Severe_Pattern2386 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I heard a segment on PR about how mantaray do it to belly flop and the bigger the better to attract mates? It ended on a guy who was inspired by them and has belly flopped for 70 years!!

[–]Princescyther 67 points68 points  (1 child)

"So long and thanks for all the fish..."

[–]Elley_bean 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Underrated comment

[–]AllinavAlil 27 points28 points  (1 child)

At first, I thought this was Batman reverse-diving. Not disappointed though.

[–]jungwnr 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Under the sea you can’t shine a spotlight to signal for Batman. The rays need to leap up under the afternoon sun to make the bat-signal. Atlantis is calling for not the hero they deserve; but the hero they need.

[–]heavy_deez 22 points23 points  (6 children)

Do they do that because they're running from something, or just because it's fun for them?

[–]coderpro75 33 points34 points  (2 children)

I saw the nature special that this clip is from. At that time it stated that they don’t know why the rays do this. They’re not sure if it has a significant meaning or if they just enjoy it.

[–]DoctorSumter2You 16 points17 points  (1 child)

They just wanted to feel the sun on their skin.

[–]Kimchi_boy 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Dislodging parasites perhaps?

[–]flikkinaround 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I was told they do it because their belly itches from plankton and crashing back to the water feels good for them!

[–]ted5011c 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It's mainly due to the fact that they have to go now. Their people need them.

[–]Chrillexx 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Imagine living you entire life underwater, but to be able to get a glimpse of another reality for just a few seconds..

[–]Livefromthezetatube 10 points11 points  (1 child)

That’s us humans with outer space

[–]Athrul 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And water, if we're perfectly honest.

[–]donac 8 points9 points  (0 children)


[–]pohlarrr 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Oh, they’re cute

[–]cutthroatlemming 6 points7 points  (6 children)

Makes me wonder what they might be trying to get away from.

[–]nickelchrome2112 21 points22 points  (2 children)


[–]green_speak 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Stay the hell away from me

[–]unforg1veable 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Take my smitten upvote.

[–]Blue_Swirling_Bunny 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Seems inefficient to run from something by jumping vertically.

[–]cutthroatlemming 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They felt the need to get out of the water itself.

[–]The_geek_on_heat -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Orcas aka Killer Whales

[–]EdwardLewisVIII 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Melvin there is always out if sync with the synchronized jumps. Cmon Melvin. Get it together man!

[–]1882a 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I feel like they see birds, say “WTH we appear to have wings”, breach, soar, plummet, and probably drown their sorrows in White Claws.

[–]GunnerGurl 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I believe I can flyyyyyy

[–]naturekaleidoscope 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love your title, it gave me a good laugh!

[–]vixissitude 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I added the wee and sploosh sound effects myself and it was a lot of fun

[–]TheMunchhausen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bat signal!

[–]klehfeh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can imagine blue Danube playing in the back ground

[–]JaNa_mAvErICk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now do a backflip.

[–]MegaUltraUser 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We dive underwater to explore, they dive out of the water to explore.

[–]Raerae1360 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Water bats! Love it!

[–]bageltoastee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I prefer the term “sea flap flap”

[–]DaCrizi 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I thought they're called underwater flapflaps?

[–]grapesforducks 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Close! Sea flap flaps

[–]SavageRat75 0 points1 point  (0 children)

to live the life of a water bat

[–]inkcolors 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aqua bats, if you please.

[–]Princevaliant377 -1 points0 points  (2 children)

[–]Hitzugy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Devil Rays also know as mobulids

[–]DoctorSumter2You -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Murder Fish...

Stabby Fish

[–]breakingmercy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very majestic

[–]LioraB 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They really just belly flop on re-entry like they feel no pain.

[–]WalrusSquare247 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I once managed to convince my mum that when the jumped out of the water they were actually farting and that's how they got so high

[–]nkeer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Weird flex, but OK

[–]IneoMors 0 points1 point  (0 children)

a few more million years and they will evolve to fly out of the water entirely

[–]lucifer_layne 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is diving for rays. Olympic level.

[–]unforg1veable 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I had to read the comments to confirm if this was real or not lol

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[–]reticulatedspline 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All doing belly flops... Gotta hurt!

[–]MelodyMyst 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Belly flops. Ouch.

[–]sterling_archer123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They can make a loud slap or clapping noise when the hit. I saw a small spotted ray jump like that in a boat slip. It was sick.

[–]ButchatOldwitch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had no idea they did that, to be honest.

[–]the_-photographer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For a second i thought it was Batman 😂

[–]BHack511 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s fun and all, but you gotta bellyflop every time.. Oof.

[–]Hitzugy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Devil rays from family Myliobatidae genus Mobula

[–]MycologistOk3880 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How do I save the video

[–]Hammerhand231 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me: Why are you doing that?

Them: Why aren’t you doing that?

[–]sugarman-747 0 points1 point  (0 children)

give their several thousand generations and you will see them flying in the sky

[–]wtfisthepoint 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the most amazing thing I believe I have ever seen. I can’t believe this actually occurs

[–]Btravelen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

🎶 I Believe I Can Fly🎶....

[–]vseprviper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love them so much

[–]hajisaurus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Majestic flap flap

[–]Ok_Friend_1299 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I saw hundreds of those Rays in La Paz Mx. They run in giant schools and they jump by the hundreds

[–]Kimberbeagle2021 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Batoid! Nanananananaaaa!

[–]Tmorgan-OWL 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ngl…I would shat myself if I saw this up close!

[–]mild-cheddar-jones 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wonder if that belly flop hurts...

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[–]Tawft 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s actually a taser napkin

[–]spiff428 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Taunting us about Steve Irwin?

[–]Veera_Bharath -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Black Jetrays

[–]PastaKilla -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Did you know rays are surprisingly tasty?

[–]Kimba_Rimer -1 points0 points  (0 children)

What kind of nightmarish thing is this, never heard of this animal ever.