The BBC reports that Steve Irwin fans may be engaging in 'revenge attacks' against stingrays:

Dead stingrays with their tails cut off have been found in Australia, sparking concern that fans of naturalist Steve Irwin may be avenging his death.

Mr Irwin, a TV personality known as the "Crocodile Hunter", was killed while diving in Queensland when a stingray's barb stabbed him in the chest. Since then, 10 stingrays have been found mutilated on Queensland beaches.

OK, it could all be unrelated to Irwin's death. But to be on the safe side let me say: Keep your hands off the stingrays. Really, you are an idiot if you think this is what Steve Irwin wanted. It is a shame he died - my condolences to his friends and family. Of all people, he knew the risks.

Fatalities from stingrays are extremely rare. According to CNN, "...there are only one or two known cases in recorded Australian history." Irwin was apparently swimming quite close and the ray may have felt boxed in by Irwin and his cameraman.

If Irwin's death has left you so strongly affected, support what he lived for. One easy way is making a donation to the organization he founded, Wildlife Warriors. Another easy way is to sign up as an Ocean Defender. Or just get out doors. Take scuba lessons, go hiking, whatever. Enjoy nature.

I never met the guy, but I suspect that's what he would want.