L'île de Socorro, au large du Mexique dans l'océan Pacifique, est l'un des plus beaux sites de plongée au monde pour observer les raies manta géantes. Une vidéo sublime à regarder en plein écran, absolument !
La protection des raies manta et mobula passent par l'interdiction des la vente de leurs plaques de filtres que l'on trouvent sur les marchés asiatiques pour une soit-disante application médicale. Ce document permet de les identifier en vue d'une fututure interdiction de leur commercialisation.
Mobula is a genus of ray in the family Myliobatidae (eagle rays). Their appearance is similar to that of Manta rays, which are in the same family. The Devil fish can attain a disc width of up to 5.2 metres (17 feet) and can ...
This exceptional site named Princess Alice is reached after three and a half hours by boat from the Azores. It consists of a huge seamount whose top is at -32m and plummets to a depth of more than 1000 metres.
Meilhac Henry's insight:
Un superbe ballet de raies mobula ,dans le site "Princesse Alice" à 3h1/2 de bateau des Açores, un mont sous-marin culminant à -32 m jusqu'à une profondeur de -1000m
It is a type of Manta Ray, probably Smoothtail mobula, and this type of behavior is known as breaching. It is not yet fully known why they do this, but theories suggest its a form of communication, play or an attempt at finding a ...
By Adrienne Mong 24 November 2012. RAJA AMPAT, Indonesia (NBC News) – They've been described by one scientist as “pandas of the ocean.” “They're such an iconic species, beloved by divers,” said Andrea Marshall, ...
They are supposed to originate from the family of eagle rays which is another common type of stingray in the Pacific area. Cow-nosed rays belonging to this area have been described to have a lobe situated beneath the rostrum and a median ridge.
Business MirrorSlaughtered endangered species seizedInquirer.netThe International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classifies the manta rays as “vulnerable” in Southeast Asia and “near threatened” globally.