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Why Beach and Coastal Cleanup are Essential for Marine Life Preservation

Why Beach and Coastal Cleanup are Essential for Marine Life Preservation

Litter on our beaches can become deadly obstacles for marine life. Learn why coastal cleanup is a key aspect of ocean conservation.
5 Ways to Teach children about ocean conservation

5 Ways to Teach children about ocean conservation

From ocean-themed books to DIY projects, discover new ways to teach children about ocean conservation.
Introducing the Top 10 “Regulars” on the Manta Ray Swim

Introducing the Top 10 “Regulars” on the Manta Ray Swim

Meet the gentle giants that frequently visit us on our manta ray swims, and learn their stories and personalities through the eyes of our team at Manta Ray Advocates!
5 Delightful Children’s Books about Animals on Ocean Adventures

5 Delightful Children’s Books about Animals on Ocean Adventures

These children's books about animals on ocean adventures teach kids valuable lessons about life and the importance of protecting our blue planet.
Decoding The Life Cycle of Manta Rays – and Our Role in Their Survival

Decoding The Life Cycle of Manta Rays – and Our Role in Their Survival

From solitary pups to a lifetime of swimming and feeding, the life cycle of a manta ray holds many mysteries yet to be unravelled.
Why there are No Rules or Regulations for Manta Ray Tourism (2024 update)

Why there are No Rules or Regulations for Manta Ray Tourism (2024 update)

Getting regulations in place to make manta ray tourism safer and more sustainable takes much longer than anyone expected. Here is why.
A Guide to the Different Types of Rays in Hawaii

A Guide to the Different Types of Rays in Hawaii

With more than 600 different types of rays swimming in our oceans, they can be tricky to distinguish. This article will help you understand the most common rays.
How Behavioral Conditioning leads Manta Rays to Feed at Manta Viewing Sites

How Behavioral Conditioning leads Manta Rays to Feed at Manta Viewing Sites

Manta ray viewing sites are man-made locations in the ocean where mantas congregate to feed. This article explains how this works... or sometimes doesn't!
8 Essential Safety Tips for Snorkeling with Manta Rays

8 Essential Safety Tips for Snorkeling with Manta Rays

Swimming with manta rays at night is a life-changing experience, but it's not without risk. With these safety tips, you can avoid dangerous situations that can ruin the experience for you and your group.
Maximize your Manta Ray Experience: 10 Tips for Using your Snorkeling Gear like a Pro

Maximize your Manta Ray Experience: 10 Tips for Using your Snorkeling Gear like a Pro

Learn how to prepare and use your snorkeling gear so you can avoid troubleshooting equipment while in the ocean - and fully enjoy your swim with manta rays instead!
5 Inspiring YouTube Videos about Marine Life and the Ocean

5 Inspiring YouTube Videos about Marine Life and the Ocean

The sea is home to some of the most fascinating creatures on our planet. Check out these five YouTube videos and explore the depths of our oceans... from the comfort of your home.
Are Manta Rays Facing Extinction?

Are Manta Rays Facing Extinction?

We discuss the manta ray’s risk status, the most significant threats to their existence, and what we can all do to turn the tide for our favorite gentle giants and protect them from extinction.
The Dark Side of Manta Ray Tourism: the Impact of Ecotourism on People, Mantas, and the Environment

The Dark Side of Manta Ray Tourism: the Impact of Ecotourism on People, Mantas, and the Environment

Manta ray tourism is becoming increasingly popular, and manta viewing sites are over-saturated. This affects not just the marine wildlife and their habitat, but also has dire consequences for crew and tourists involved.
Proposed Regulations for Manta Ray Tourism in Hawaii

Proposed Regulations for Manta Ray Tourism in Hawaii

Regulations for manta ray tourism have been in the making since 2014. But how can new rules make this activity safer for people and mantas, and more sustainable as well?
The 7 Extraordinary Senses of Manta Rays

The 7 Extraordinary Senses of Manta Rays

Learn how manta rays use their senses to see, hear, feel, taste, smell... but also how they use electro reception and magneto reception to navigate the ocean!

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