Discovery of a Manta Ray Nursery

Published 2018-06-28

Photo: G.P. Schmahl / FGBNMS

In a new study published in the journal Marine Biology, researchers describe the discovery of a juvenile manta ray nursery area. This area was found off the coast of Texas at NOAA’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and is the first nursery habitat for manta rays to be described. Check out the video to learn more!

Journal Reference:
Joshua D. Stewart, Marissa Nuttall, Emma L. Hickerson, Michelle A. Johnston. Important juvenile manta ray habitat at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Marine Biology, 2018; 165 (7) DOI: 10.1007/s00227-018-3364-5