Do the Stingray Shuffle When Entering the Pacific waters of Panama
Much like the shuffle made popular by LMFAO, the stingray shuffle involves sliding your feet along the floor. Shuffling your feet when entering the ocean acts as a warning to creatures like stingrays that enjoy hanging out in shallow shoreline waters.
You may look silly, but dragging your feet instead of stepping down hard can protect you from a painful sting.
If you are stung, the best remedy is to soak the affected area in very hot water for about an hour. The heat will help relieve the pain. If a stingray leaves a part of it’s barbed tail behind, head to the emergency room. Do not try and remove it yourself.