Manta Ray Blog
Swimming with manta rays: what you need to know before diving in
Swimming with manta rays is an exceptional adventure; this post tells you exactly what you can expect and how to find a manta ray tour that fits your needs.
Why is it Important to Protect Manta Rays?
Mantas are a threatened species - but what would happen if they disappeared? Why is it so important to get legislation in place to protect manta rays?
10 Fun Facts about Manta Rays
Manta Rays can be pretty quirky at times! Here are some fun facts about the gentle giants of the sea to share with your friends...
Are manta rays fish or mammals? Do they lay eggs?
Are manta rays fish or mammals? Do they lay eggs, are manta ray pups born alive, or are they something else entirely?
Where to Find Manta Rays in the Wild Around the World
Where do manta rays live, and what are some of the best places around the world to swim with mantas in their natural habitat?
February 2023: Proposed Regulations for Manta Ray Tourism in Kona, Hawaii
A public hearing to regulate the manta ray tour businesses along the Kona Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii is happening on February 23, 2023. This post outlines what I think about the proposed regulations and what YOU can do to protect manta rays today.
Why do Manta Rays Jump out of the Water?
When manta rays jump out of the water, they look like they're flying - the phenomenon is called “breaching”. While we don't know exactly why they do it, these are the most popular theories!
Get to Know the Majestic Reef Manta Ray
The reef manta ray is often confused with its larger relative, the giant manta ray. Let's explore their diet and habitat, how they differ from other rays, and what we can do to protect them from extinction!
8 Unique Techniques Manta Rays Use for Filter-Feeding
Manta rays need to a lot of food to sustain themselves. They developed intricate techniques for filter-feeding on plankton and other tiny food.
7 Best Ocean Stories of 2022
Let me take you back to all the wonderful and not-so-wonderful things that happened in 2022. This was our year at Manta Ray Advocates!
Ocean Cleanup: Inspiring Organizations that Fight Pollution in our Seas
These are the organizations that come in after damage has been done. They put their efforts into cleaning up our oceans, and trying to reverse the damage.
10 Fabulous Fact-Filled Books about the Ocean for Children of All Ages
From an early age, many children are fascinated by the wonderful world of our seas. These educational books about the ocean are delightful gifts for every curious child!
Do Manta Rays Smile? And What’s the Deal with Giggling Sting Rays?
When people ask if manta rays smile, they're usually confounding mantas for sting rays. Check out these pictures of a manta ray mouth and stingray underbellies, and learn why it's easy to get confused!
Preparing and Defogging your Snorkeling Mask (+ our Secret Solution)
Get best visibility under water by preparing your snorkeling mask after purchase - and defogging the mask before every swim. Don't miss out because your mask is fogging up!
3 Reasons why Underwater Video is Better than Underwater Photography
Most modern cameras give you the option to choose between video or photo as a setting. Underwater video often is the best and most efficient option to get great pictures of marine life, and here's why.
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Guide to Swimming with Manta Rays
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10 Tips for Marine Photography
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