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


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Geplaatst op 12 mei 2012 - 16:58

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.

The research team has produced the first published study on the use of satellite telemetry to track the open-ocean journeys of the world's largest ray, which can grow up to 25 feet in width. Researchers say the manta ray -- listed as "Vulnerable" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) -- has become increasingly threatened by fishing and accidental capture and now needs more protection.

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