The flat-bodied fish are usually shy and will hide in the sand along the coast. Their venomous, barbed tail, however, packs a wallop to humans.
Most stings happen when people accidentally step on them and the pain can last for hours.
Beachgoers are reminded they can avoid being stung by shuffling their feet when they walk in the water to alert rays of their presence. If stung, it's recommended to seek attention from a nearby lifeguard. Be sure to soak the affected area in hot water and clean the wound as well.