Giant fish that could grow up to 16m long roamed the seas 165 million years ago, new research from the University of Bristol suggests.
Twenty-one species of shark and ray have received increased international protection, adding to recent victories for marine conservation.
Animals from very different groups that developed independently into plankton-eating giants took similar evolutionary steps along the way, new research shows.
Using the latest satellite tracking technology, conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Exeter (UK), and the Government of Mexico have completed a ground-breaking study on a mysterious ocean ...
Indonesia, a nation that has been the world's largest fishery for sharks and rays for nearly three decades, announced today legislation that will fully protect all manta rays within its nearly 6 million square kilometer exclusive ...
Indonesia has announced a new shark and manta ray sanctuary, the first to protect the species in the rich marine ecosystem of the Coral Triangle, known as the "Amazon of the ocean".
The United States said Friday it would support proposals to curb the trade of five shark species and manta rays, whose numbers are declining because of demand for fins and gills.
Google has begun letting users of its online mapping service take virtual scuba dives to explore precious living reefs being surveyed by scientists.
Diving with the majestic manta ray is an eco-tourists dream come true that may soon be experienced only by viewing pictures and videos of the shark familys graceful giants.
(Phys.org) -- Batoid rays, such as stingrays and manta rays, are among nature's most elegant swimmers. They are fast, highly maneuverable, graceful, energy-efficient, can cruise, bird-like, for long distances in the deep, ...