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manta ray

n.
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Noun1.manta ray - extremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishesmanta ray - extremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes; usually harmless but its size make it dangerous if harpooned
ray - cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins
family Mobulidae, Mobulidae - large rays lacking venomous spines: mantas
Atlantic manta, Manta birostris - largest manta (to 22 feet across wings); found worldwide but common in Gulf of Mexico and along southern coasts of United States; primarily oceanic
devil ray, Mobula hypostoma - small manta (to 4 feet) that travels in schools
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The 60ft-high ride will combine three elements - a launch into enclosed tubes powered by water jets, a spin inside a giant translucent sphere, then riders will drop into an open-air halfpipe that resembles the shape of a manta ray and soar back and forth on its 'wings' before a final splash landing.
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The robotic manta ray, which swims at the speed of twice its body length per second and can operate for up to 10 hours, could potentially be employed for underwater surveillance in future.
The tour leads to the manta ray sanctuary in the town of San Jacinto where one can dive and swim with the rays.
Kerstin Forsberg from Peru dreamt of protecting marine wildlife, especially turtles and manta rays in her country's north, which is home to the world's largest manta ray population.
A planktivorous diet, also called suspension-feeding, is known among some specialized aquatic vertebrates today, including the blue whale, manta ray, and whale shark.
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The manta ray stealthily swam past the center of the illuminated circle, its body dwarfing the divers.
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