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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!
How Citizen Science contributes to our Knowledge of Manta Rays

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

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

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?

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: 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?

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

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 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 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]

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?

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

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

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.

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