Mantas in the Moonlight
Did you know that manta rays are more likely to gather during full or new moons? That’s just one interesting fact that came out of a study by researchers in Australia that used data collected by dive operators. Better knowledge of the behavior of these elasmobranchs—animals with skeletons made from cartilage instead of bone—can help managers plan sanctuaries for them.
Read more in the June edition of E-current »
Photo: Jim Catlin via Marine Photobank