About 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...

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...

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...

Do Mantas Interact with other Sea Life?

Do Mantas Interact with other Sea Life?

“Are manta rays aggressive?” and “Do manta rays interact with other sea life?” belong to the most frequently asked questions we get during preparation for the manta swim. Mantas do not have teeth, a stinger, or a barb. Their defense from predators is to...

Where to See Manta Rays in Aquariums

Where to See Manta Rays in Aquariums

“Have you ever seen a manta ray before?” is one of the first questions we like to ask participants at our manta experience. Most often the answer is YES: “at Sea World”, “in the Maui Aquarium”, “at Monterey Bay” or “on TV 🙂 ”. With many rays in the ocean like the...

Are Manta Rays Territorial?

Are Manta Rays Territorial?

“Do we see the same manta rays all the time?” is one of the most frequently asked questions we get during our briefing time for the manta swim. Mantas are still mysterious creatures and not much is known about their movements as they are constantly swimming (i.e....

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