Strong marine protected areas credited with manta ray surge in Indonesia

Ocean-dwelling sharks and rays, including the majestic reef manta ray (Mobula alfredi), have declined globally by an estimated 71% since 1970 due to fishing. But a new study of reef manta rays in eastern Indonesia‚Äôs Raja Ampat archipelago, combined with an exciting discovery from Komodo National Park further west earlier this year, suggests reef mantas … Continue reading Strong marine protected areas credited with manta ray surge in Indonesia