View the latest subscription offers from the Australian Geographic family at magshop.com.au...
The AG Blog gives you an inside look at what's happening at Australian Geographic,
including the latest reports from current expeditions, and updates from the AG team.
AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC JOINED researchers at the Great Barrier Reef to witness the dance of the local manta rays.
The largest population of these intelligent creatures inhabits the waters off the east coast of Australia. For the first time, scientists are conducting a census of the population to learn more about the species, including its behaviour, breeding and ecology.
Enjoy this stirring footage of the manta rays and also see our gallery of manta rays.
Read the full article in issue 115 (Jul/Aug) of the Australian Geographic journal.
RELATED ARTICLES Volunteer research with manta rays Stingrays: the misunderstood of the sea Aussies unfit to care for Great Barrier Reef? Barrier Reef downgrade decision postponed GALLERY: State of our oceansGreat Barrier Reef gest tested for flood damagePygmy sea horse and corals found at new depthsWhat do crocheted corals and maths have in common?Sex secrets of sea slugs revealedGALLERY: new deep-sea species discoveredDeep-water corals adapt to low light3-D maps reveal depths of the ocean floorCoral spawning: a rare natural wonderSea cucumber poo to save Great Barrier ReefProtecting the Coral SeaPygmy seahorse and corals found at new depthSawfish uses snout to detect and stab prey10-year census finds thousands of marine speciesDeepwater corals adapt to low lightWhat does crochet, coral and maths have in common?World Heritage sites of AustraliaNingaloo given World Heritage statusNingaloo revealedNative fish swims 800km to find a mateBigger fish groups make better decisionsScientists eavesdrop on fish chatter10 of the best shipwreck dives around Australia
23 Jul 2013
I would have loved to see the manta rays but was not able to enlarge the video... why?
After posting the above message I landed on another (this) screen with a larger screen enabled to full. Thanks, what a beautiful sight to see the manta rays are!
20 Aug 2013
Try as I might I have been unable to view the larger screen of the Manta Ray video. Things should not be so difficult. The first click should have taken me there.
28 Aug 2013
Can't access the larger version of the video. A pity. Any AG person able to fix this?
Subscribe or renew for 12 issues, save 36% plus receive our beautiful AG illustration book, valued at $59.95 FREE.
• Receive our AG coffee table book, The Art of Australian Geographic Ilustration FREE, valued at $59.95 with 12 issues & SAVE 36%
• Receive 6 issues with no gift and SAVE 33%
Available to Australian residents only
AG editor-in-chief Chrissie Goldrick invites you to see the majestic wildlife of Sri Lanka.
A picture really is worth a thousand words when it’s underpinned by rigorous research and crafted with skill.
AG Reader Michael Murchie took this beautiful and eerie photo in far western Queensland.
Could the government have the 2013 addition to the Tasmanian World Heritage Area revoked, asks John Pickrell.
Sightings of the orange-wattled South Island kokako have been accepted as genuine says NZ conservation body.
Tuesday 22October 2013
Join us in celebrating this year's greatest adventurers and conservationists.
Australian Geographic joined researchers at the Great Barrier Reef to witness the dance of the local manta rays.
View larger video
Discover Australia's natural treasures with our interactive maps. Explore our most popular regions a...View Now