San Diego Doing the Stingray Shuffle

Dozens have been stung at local beaches.

By Susan Taylor
|  Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010  |  Updated 10:16 AM PDT
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35 Stung by Stingrays at La Jolla Shores

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35 Stung by Stingrays at La Jolla Shores

Lifeguards have seen a bump in stingray stings this week along La Jolla Shores. What experts say could be the result of a food source or nursery ground in the warm water.
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Stingrays have invaded San Diego's shoreline, and lifeguards are warning people to say alert.  

More than 130 people have been stung in the last weeks. Many of them were stung at La Jolla Shores -- as many as 55 in one day.  Some have been stung at nearby Torrey Pines State Beach as well as farther south at Ocean Beach.

So far, three people have been hospitalized after being stung. Lifeguards are asking people to do the stingray shuffle -- shuffle your feet into the water -- which alerts the sting rays that people are nearby, sending them in the opposite direction.

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