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Major study reveals size of Seychelles manta ray population

A recent study conducted in Seychelles revealed that D’Arros Island and St. François Atoll are crucial for reef mantas, with 236 individuals identified between 2006 and 2018. The study used photo-identification and remote cameras to track the mantas’ behaviors, showing courtship displays and ‘crepuscular’ feeding habits. The research aims to understand their population and behaviors better to aid conservation efforts.

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