10 Dec Diving Behavior of the Reef Manta Ray in New Caledonia
I think we can all agree that manta rays are just plain cool. In New Caledonia, a study of reef manta rays revealed that they dive a heck of a lot (200 m) deeper than we previously thought and that most of this deep-diving occurred at night. The opposite of the ‘traditional’ diurnal vertical migration we tend to see as animals follow the zooplankton up and down the water column. An awesome addition to our knowledge of this species thanks to Wildlife Computers towed SPLASH10-F tags.