Seven Years With Mantas: A Journey of Discovery

Seven Years With Mantas: A Journey of Discovery

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Oceanic Manta Rays (Manta birostris) are increasingly caught in targeted fisheries for their gill rakers, fueled by demand as a pseudo-remedy in traditional Chinese medicine. Given extremely low reproductive rates, even small artesanal fisheries and by-catch will have significant impacts on manta populations, while large-scale targeted fisheries may lead to population decline and perhaps local extinction. Understanding the basic ecology and popul...Read More
Oceanic Manta Rays (Manta birostris) are increasingly caught in targeted fisheries for the...Read More