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  • Why do manta rays look the way they do?

  • David Language

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    April 6, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    Why do manta rays look the way they do?

  • David Language

    Administrator
    April 6, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    Manta rays are large animals with wing-like pectoral fins on each side. These help them to gracefully propel themselves and glide through the water while filtering the water for plankton. Their wing-shaped fins generate a lot of thrust. This creates vortexes of water that propel the manta ray forward.

    Cousins to the shark, manta rays have cartilaginous skeletons that make for their graceful flexibility.

    (Courtesy of Mantary Island Resort)

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