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First known haven for baby rays found off Texas coast

A juvenile manta at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico

A juvenile giant manta ray — which can grow to have a wingspan of 7 metres — shelters at a Gulf of Mexico marine sanctuary, the species’ first known nursery ground. Credit: NOAA/FGBNMS/GP Schmahl

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Nature 559, 8 (2018)




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