Manta Rays

Learn all about reef mantas and giant manta rays – from biology and behavior to meeting the mantas of Hawaii and protecting these gentle giants from harm.

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.
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!
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!
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!
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?

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