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May 14, 2012
First Satellite Tag Study for Manta Rays Reveals Habits and Hidden Journeys of Ocean Giants

ScienceDaily (May 11, 2012) — 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 […]

January 17, 2012
Voracious Demand Threatens Manta and Mobula Rays

By BETTINA WASSENER. The New York Times A few years ago, something surprising began turning up in Asia’s fish markets: the gill rakers of manta and mobula rays. Manta Ray of HopeManta and mobula ray gills at a market. Shawn Heinrichs and Paul Hilton, photographers who have been monitoring the international soaring trade in shark […]