Research revealing that giant manta rays are deep-sea predators is likely to be critical to efforts to protect the species.
Giant fish that could grow up to 16m long roamed the seas 165 million years ago, new research from the University of Bristol suggests.
Animals from very different groups that developed independently into plankton-eating giants took similar evolutionary steps along the way, new research shows.
Twenty-one species of shark and ray have received increased international protection, adding to recent victories for marine conservation.
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.
The effect of tiny plastic particles on the health of manta rays and whale sharks is the focus of a new research project through Murdoch University.
New research led by researchers at the University of Victoria raises serious concerns about the ability of marine protected areas (MPAs) to effectively protect wide-ranging iconic species, such as sharks and rays.