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
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
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
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!
How Citizen Science contributes to our Knowledge of Manta Rays
Ocean lovers can directly contribute to manta ray conservation efforts and help to improve knowledge and understanding of mantas and marine life; read all about how Citizen Science works in this article.
Ocean Books for Kids: 3 Fascinating Children’s Stories from the Ocean
There are many ocean books for kids; these three inspirational stories tell the tales of small children going on the adventure of their lifetime. We hope these will inspire children to protect the oceans of tomorrow!
How Climate Change affects Manta Rays
Manta rays are highly vulnerable to environmental changes because they have slow growth rates, low reproductive rates, and long lifespans. Read more about how climate change impacts the manta ray population around the world in this article!
How are manta rays affected by volcanic activity in Hawaii?
Volcano eruptions can have significant effects on underwater fauna and flora. In this article, I explore the impact volcanic activity can have on manta rays and other marine life around Hawaii.
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 Hawaii [VIDEO]
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!