Manta Rays
Are Manta Rays Dangerous?

Are Manta Rays Dangerous?

At Manta Ray Advocates, we refer to mantas as the ‘gentle giants of the sea’. There are many misconceptions when it comes to these marine animals, mainly due to the sheer size and shape of their body. Noticeably, the mantas possess wide cavernous mouths and a large...

Why Manta Rays Can’t Stop Swimming

Why Manta Rays Can’t Stop Swimming

Manta rays swim constantly throughout their life; their lives depend on it. If a manta were to stop swimming, it would die. Let’s explore what that means for these majestic animals!   Note: I have also recorded a video about this topic. If you prefer to...

How do Manta Rays Reproduce?

How do Manta Rays Reproduce?

There is still a great deal that isn’t fully known about the manta ray reproduction process. However, we do know mantas have a slow reproduction rate. This article aims to answer everything you ever wanted to know about manta ray reproduction… And it includes...

Are Manta Rays Facing Extinction?

Are Manta Rays Facing Extinction?

Manta rays are a threatened species, but there is a lot more to it. There are different species of mantas to distinguish between. Additionally, there’s a difference between a “threatened” species and an “endangered” species.  In the following article, we’ll talk...

What and How do Manta Rays Eat?

What and How do Manta Rays Eat?

Considering the immense size of manta rays, it’s clear they’ll have to eat a lot to sustain themselves.  In this article, we’ll dive into what manta rays eat – how much of it they need to eat – and the techniques they use to feed. Note: I have also...

Protecting Manta Rays in Hawaii

Protecting Manta Rays in Hawaii

Hawaii offers the amazing opportunity to experience manta rays in their natural environment. Manta rays have been attracted to the lighted viewing areas along the Kona coast for over 30 years; it’s a unique ocean adventure for travelers from all around the world. This...

How Can You Tell Individual Manta Rays Apart?

How Can You Tell Individual Manta Rays Apart?

For most visitors, all manta rays look alike. For the trained eye, however, there are several ways to tell which manta rays we’re observing; over thirty years of experience now makes it possible for us to recognise most of the local gentle giants without too...

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