bow fishing for ‘doubleheads’
We watched a boat of bow fishermen yesterday on the Miles River – fishing for “doubleheads” – cow nosed rays. We didn’t see any action, but we did see a lot of rays out on the water.
These fishermen might be the only predators for the rays since the shark population decreased. Rays are voracious eaters and feed mainly on shellfish and oysters. Their black fins rise out of the water as they swim, and they’re easily mistaken for sharks. Here’s a little more information about the rays.