manta ray

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extremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes

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The filmmakers find severed shark fins covering a roof in China and piles of gills cut from manta rays in Indonesia.
Early research concluded a life-span of 20 years for the manta ray, but ongoing studies suggest it could be longer.
AN opportunity has arisen to join a seven-night research odyssey studying the Maldives' most exciting residents: manta rays and whale sharks.
Manta rays, valued for their gills which are used in Chinese medicine, will also be protected.
MARTIN CLUNES: MAN TO MANTA E I'm not quite sure how Martin Clunes has become the go-to guy for documentaries about animals, but here he's packed off to meet the reef manta ray.
A decision to restrict exports in the oceanic whitetip shark, the porbeagle, three types of hammerheads and the manta ray won final approval by the 178-member Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
Manta Ray: There are two species of manta rays, the oceanic manta ray (Manta birostris), which is found around the world in tropical and subtropical waters, and the reef manta (M.
Our first dive on the way out to the Coral Sea was on the Ribbon Reefs where a huge manta ray circled us while cleaner fish picked out his parasites--a good reminder that the Great Barrier Reef is still a living treasure.
THURSDAY: MAN TO MANTA (ITV1, 9pm) features Martin Clunes, above, on the trail of the 25ft wide manta ray.
But now the Doc Martin star has gone back on his promise - to search for the manta ray.
The newest must-see destination for art pilgrims, Centre Pompidou-Metz opened in May 2010 to speculation as to whether its transparent white roof resembles a UFO or a giant manta ray.
Iranian air force officials in February said they tested their first domestic stealth drone, dubbed Manta Ray.
Dominated by a vast membrane roof that drapes languidly over the building like a giant white manta ray, it marks a pivotal ratcheting up of scale for Ban, whose output hitherto has been confined to a more nuanced and bonsai level of buildings.
Riding My Manta Ray with Uncle Fester": Hypnosis for Managing Pain and Distress in a Dying Child.
The Walker Ridge Gathering System will tie in a new supply source for Enbridge's Manta Ray and Nautilus offshore pipeline systems, enhancing Enbridge's existing offshore pipeline business and establishing a strategic base for future growth opportunities in the ultra-deep Gulf of Mexico.