Extra Facts about the Manta Ray:
+Manta rays grow to 6.7m wide, weigh up to 1,400kg, and are the largest of all rays
+Mantas vary in color from black, grey-blue, to red-brown on the upper surface of their cartilage body, sometimes with white shoulder patches and blotches, and almost pure white on the lower surface of their pectoral fins and body disc.
+Their body patterns show individual variation and helps identify individuals just as a human fingerprint would give a human its uniqueness.
+A manta ray is capable of rapid speed and juveniles sometimes leap well clear of the water, landing with a loud slap, sometimes performing 2 or 3 of these jumps in succession.
- The act seems to be playing or social behaviour
- The great, crashing splash of their re-entries can often be heard from
- Getting rid of parasites may also play a role, much like breeching whales.
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