Manta rays are breathtaking creatures. The largest species (M. birostris) can reach up to 7 meters, which is the size of a truck. Even though they are sometimes called ‘devil rays’ because of their two horn shaped fins on their heads, they are harmless filterfeeders – consuming large amounts of krill, shrimp and planktonic crabs.
Mantas visit cleaning stations on coral reefs, to be removed of external parasites, and even tend to revisit the same cleaning stations, which implies a cognitive map of their surroundings.
Smart ‘lil devils.
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