'Stingray Shuffle' Protects Against Animal's Razor Sharp Tail

Advice for beach goers on how to avoid the dangerous sting of the ocean creature.
2:05 | 08/31/13

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Now, to the danger on the beach this holiday weekend. And it's not from verga. It's from stingrays. Why more people are finding themselves on the wrong side of the animal's razor-sharp tail. You can protect yourself using something called the stingray shuffle. Aditi roy is in orange county, california, this morning. Reporter: There are plenty of dangers lurking under the rolling waves at this summer's crowded beaches. At this southern california, it's not the jellyfish that has the most macho of main writhing in pain. I would never have thought how painful a stingray sting is. Reporter: He knows how. Jimmy was teaching his two kids how to surf, when he accidentally stepped on a sing ray. Stuck right in. And came right out. I'm having a hard time trying to talk. Reporter: Here at the beach, more than 450 beachgoers have been stung by rays this month alone. Five-times as many stings as august of last year. Lifeguards are fighting back, even opening a stingray treatment center here. In just one hour -- might be going to overflow shortly. Reporter: We met five new stingray victims who came limping in. I jumped off my board. As soon as my feet hit the ground -- Reporter: Southern california isn't the only invasion site. Stingray injuries are increasing on the sandy shores of the gulf coast, too. How to prevent from being stung, they'll tell you about the stingray shuffle. As you're walking into the water, dig at the sand. And that will scare potential stingrays away. Experts say if you do get stung, skip the unconventional remedies and just soak the injury in hot water. One victim nursed his sting for nearly an hour. But his nerves seemed to heal faster. You'll be back in the water, you think? Tomorrow. Tomorrow. Reporter: For "good morning america," aditi roy, abc news, huntington beach, california. Up close and personal with those victims. All right.

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