About Manta Rays

All you ever wanted to know about manta rays: their behavior, diet, anatomy, how to protect them, and much more.

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.
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!
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?
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.
Do Manta Rays Smile? And What’s the Deal with Giggling Sting Rays?

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!
The Development of a Baby Manta Ray

The Development of a Baby Manta Ray

Baby manta rays are born wrapped up like a burrito - and the birth wrinkles take a long time to smoothen out! Check out the footage of a manta ray pup over the course of her first couple of months.
Manta Ray Cleaning Stations: Fishy Day Spas in Hawaii

Manta Ray Cleaning Stations: Fishy Day Spas in Hawaii

In the coral reefs around Hawaii, we find what we call “cleaning stations” - and this is where manta rays (and other animals) go to get clean.
How smart are manta rays? What’s that big brain for?

How smart are manta rays? What’s that big brain for?

The brain of a manta ray is as large as a fist - which might not seem much if you compare it to humans or other mammals, however, mantas have the biggest brain-to-body ratio of all fish. We still have a lot to learn about manta rays and an intelligence test for fish has not been developed yet…
The Manta Ray Cyclone: a Feeding Frenzy Phenomenon

The Manta Ray Cyclone: a Feeding Frenzy Phenomenon

When up to 150 feeding manta rays join a plankton feeding frenzy, they create a manta ray cyclone. Watch the video and learn more about this unique phenomenon!
The Anatomy of Manta Rays

The Anatomy of Manta Rays

Manta rays are huge but harmless ocean dwellers with interesting anatomy - watch the video to discover what each body part is for exactly!
How Do Manta Rays Poop, Vomit and Other Gross Stuff?

How Do Manta Rays Poop, Vomit and Other Gross Stuff?

Like other sea creatures, manta rays eat; that means they also poop, and even vomit. Learn how mantas "eliminate" - we've included a video too!

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