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First Satellite Tag Study for Manta Rays Reveals Habits and Hidden Journeys of Ocean Giants

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Using the latest satellite tracking technology, conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Exeter (UK), and the Government of Mexico have completed a ground-breaking study on a mysterious ocean giant: the manta ray.

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Manta Ray (2012), by ScienceDaily Online


"Almost nothing is known about the movements and ecological needs of the manta ray, one of the ocean's largest and least-known species," said Dr. Rachel Graham, lead author on the study and director of WCS's Gulf and Caribbean Sharks and Rays Program. "Our real-time data illuminate the previously unseen world of this mythic fish and will help to shape management and conservation strategies for this species."


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Accordingly, the entire article (except for the t... by GLloyd Rowsey on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 7:53:49 PM