How to Protect Manta Rays

We endeavour to protect manta rays by educating people and raising awareness around the factors that cause harm to this protected species.

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.
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?
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!
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?
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. 
5 Things You Can Do (Right Now) to Save the Ocean and Protect Marine Life

5 Things You Can Do (Right Now) to Save the Ocean and Protect Marine Life

We can all do more to save the ocean and protect marine life. Small things can make a big impact - and here's where to start!
Ocean Plastic Pollution and Its Deadly Effect on Manta Rays

Ocean Plastic Pollution and Its Deadly Effect on Manta Rays

Plastic pollution is affecting the whole planet, and manta rays are just one of the many marine animals that experience harmful effects from it.
Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about Manta Rays

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about Manta Rays

Learn all about manta rays - from habitat over types to diet and lifecycle, from size and weight to color, speed and more fun facts.
10 Best Documentary Films about Marine Life & Ocean Conservation

10 Best Documentary Films about Marine Life & Ocean Conservation

10 best documentary movies about oceans and marine life (2021 update)
Are Manta Rays Facing Extinction?

Are Manta Rays Facing Extinction?

Manta rays are a threatened species and if nothing gets done, they could be facing extinction. This is an overview of steps that are being taken locally and globally to protect manta rays.
Protecting Manta Rays in Hawaii

Protecting Manta Rays in Hawaii

Manta rays face different challenges around the Big Island of Kona, Hawaii. Learn how you can help us protect the gentle giants of the sea.
How much is a manta ray worth?

How much is a manta ray worth?

Is a manta ray worth more dead or alive? How much is a manta ray worth actually? Here are the facts about the value of manta rays.
Why you should never ever touch a manta ray

Why you should never ever touch a manta ray

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is “Can we touch the mantas?” and the short answer is NO. It can hurt them! Read the article to understand what can happen when you touch a manta.

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