Photo: New Manta Ray Species Discovered, Expert Says



What scientists call the manta ray is actually at least two separate species with different behaviors and habitats, an Australian scientist reported in July 2008.

The more commonly known ray is smaller and more easily seen, usually staying near coasts.

Little is known about a second, larger species (above), which avoids contact with humans and appears to have wider migration patterns.

Photograph by Andrea Marshall


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