DID YOU KNOW:
In 2012, the world is likely to learn of a third species of manta. So far the species is officially unnamed but likely to be called the Atlantic manta ray or Caribbean manta ray and classified as Manta giorna. It is found only in the Atlantic Ocean, primarily in the Bahamas, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea south to Venezuela.
To date, manta rays are only formally protected in New Zealand, Ecuador, the USA (Florida, Hawaii, Flower Garden Banks, National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico), Guam, the Maldives, Yap, Indonesia (Raja Ampat), the Philippines and Mexico.
Their slaughter is shocking, barbaric and must STOP.
Thanks for the tweet @projectaware