Maybe they thought they were RAY-mon Abramovich; a massive shoal of eagle rays has been spotted surrounding the yachts of a popular Australian marina.
On Friday, a man named Dane Loomes filmed these mysterious sea creatures swimming around the shores of Port Stephens, near Newcastle.
As his video shows, nearly 100 rays swarmed over the boats in the marinas for nearly 10 minutes before heading out to deeper waters.
Dane said: ‘We’ve never had this many so close to the marinas; they must have only been in about 5 feet of water.
“I‘ve heard that the eagle rays might migrate along the coast this time of year.” “They weren’t hunting anything, but I saw a few the other day darting towards bait fish.”
The Australian Museum says that the southern eagle ray occurs mainly in the temperate waters of southeast Australia and possibly New Zealand
It has a blunt nose and eyes on its side and can grow up to two meters long. Its main body (or disc), up to 1.2m across, has a venomous sting at the end of its long whip-like tail and is followed by a large dorsal fin.