Tourism changes stingray behavior in the Cayman Islands

Tourism changes stingray behavior in the Cayman Islands
Tourism changes stingray behavior in the Cayman Islands

Tourism changes stingray behavior in the Cayman Islands

According to some estimates, tourists spend more than 165 billion dollars a year on activities observing wildlife. Take Stingray City in the Cayman Islands, for example. There, painter and conservationist Guy Harvey approximates that a single ray can bring in up to $10,000,000 over the course of its lifetime. But what impact is tourism having on the stingrays themselves? For one thing, they’ve ditched a nocturnal lifestyle. University of Rhode Island researcher Brad Wetherbee joins Worldview to explain how tourism is affecting Stingray behavior at Stingray City. (Photo: AP Images).