Monitoring the World’s Largest Manta Rays

April 23, 2016
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BBC Nature

The world’s largest rays have been tagged and measured in the first phase of a conservation project off the coast of Sudan. Staff from Hull-based aquarium The Deep and exploration organization Equipe Cousteau spent four weeks installing acoustic monitors and tagging giant manta rays in the Red Sea. The team fitted combinations of tags to 22 giant manta rays. In the first study of its kind, acoustic tags fitted internally, and satellite tags on dorsal fins will track the species’ movements. Manta rays are listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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