VIDEO: Manta rays of the Great Barrier Reef

By Alex Palmer 7 November 2013
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Watch the glorious dance of manta rays in this footage from Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef.

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.

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