Biological Samples & Encounter(s) (not all may be currently visible)
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Meet the Adopters
|Why are research and conservation for this species important?|
|"I think Manta rays are great ambassadors for ocean protection, because they represent much larger issues that our oceans are facing. Through manta ray conservation we can protect our coral reefs better (their cleaning stations and feeding grounds), the open ocean (from plastic pollution) and thereby all other marine creatures that live in these environments."|
Affiliation: Marine Megafauna Foundation
Research Project: Microplastics & Megafauna
Web Site: www.marinemegafauna.org
"Ellie loves Manta Matcher as it helps her keep an eye on Indonesia's manta rays while she is busy working on her PhD. When she is not seeing spots Ellie is usually found avoiding single use plastic, doing yoga or eating chocolate."