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Even #RockyBalboa wears a limited edition manta watch by Carl F. Bucherer!
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"This is an absolutely fantastic watch for an incredible cause! It is the ScubaTec MantaTrust Limited Edition (188 Pcs) from @carlfbucherer. Each watch helps to contribute to building a solid foundation for sustainable oceans where manta rays can thrive in healthy and diverse ecosystems. A special thank you to @saschamoeri. #mantatrust#scubatec#cfbfamily"
Mantas and their relatives are often called devil rays. A name which might sound strange for such gentle creatures, until a ray is viewed from this angle; tightly-wrapped fins on either side of their mouths can appear like horns. In actual fact these cephallic fins are used for feeding; when a manta finds plankton they unfold these large, paddle-like appendages, using them to funnel plankton-rich water into their large, gaping mouth.
This photo was taken on a recent Manta Expeditions in the Maldives. You can find out about future trips in the Expeditions section on our website. @s.hilbourne
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The Ningaloo Coast, a World Heritage Site located in the north west coastal region of Western Australia. is well known as great place to see whale sharks during March to June. However, the reef also welcomes some other marine megafauna during the winter months as it is part of the migratory routes for dolphins, dugongs, humpback whales and manta rays. The beaches of the reef are an important breeding ground of the loggerhead, green and hawksbill turtles.
Thanks to @alexkyddphoto for sharing this beautiful with us.
A project update from Rafid Shidqi, Raja Ampat Field Officer for the Indonesian Manta Project: "Last week I joined with Conservation International’s team to do Reef Health Monitoring at Fam Marine Protected Area. As one of the newly established marine protected regions, Fam has astonishingly beautiful reefs, almost 100% reef cover with lots of big fish! During our time surveying the western and south region of Fam, we got one new record of a cruising Oceanic Manta! Fam has still lots of mystery, and we can't wait to know more about the region!" Radish Shidqi
Manta Trust Founder, Dr Guy Stevens and Project Leader, Niv Froman, set sail this week to the Chagos Archipelago; they are part of an expedition to survey these remote reefs over the next three weeks. This large male green sea turtle was on the lookout for a lady friend, but instead he found Guy. Close by, however, several other males were fighting over one female; one having managed to cling onto the female's carapace with his front flipper claws. @mantaguy