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Rare Manta-Ray Nursery Discovery w/ Edy Setyawan: June 16, 2022

Rare Manta-Ray Nursery Discovery w/ Edy Setyawan: June 16, 2022

Rare Manta-Ray Nursery Discovery w/ Edy Setyawan: June 16, 2022 Rare Manta-Ray Nursery Discovery w/ Edy Setyawan: June 16, 2022, 31.2 MB
Thursday, June 16, 2022

After eight years of research, a rare manta-ray nursery has been confirmed in the Raja Ampat islands in Indonesia by a team of researchers at the University of Auckland. The team’s research is the most comprehensive description to date of the manta ray anywhere and is prompting the Indonesian government to take extra measures to protect the area. The species has a special link with manta rays that hang out in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland. On the Wire this week, guest producer Frances Wright chatted to Edy Setyawan about the rays, Steve Irwin, and his work on this research project.