Sunday, 12 October 2008

Manta Rays: A new species?

A second, and possibly third, species of manta ray has been discovered in the world's oceans. This is the biggest news to date to come out of ray research, and its importance is the marine equivalent of discovering an unknown species of elephant.

The discovery that was announced by Andrea Marshall at the first International Manta Symposium held in Montreal last July. The discovery has important implications as it will significantly affect real world conservation ideas and policies.

The Manta Network -- Save-the-Mantas