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Brief encounter

Duration: 00:56

Diving down to Manta Reef, biologist Andrea Marshall spots one of the rarest creatures in the ocean. The small eyed stingray has only ever been seen alive off the Tofu reefs in Mozambique. Gliding effortlessly past the divers, this is the largest of the stingrays with a wingspan of 2.5m and this brief encounter is the first footage of them ever to be shown.

Available since: Wed 11 Nov 2009


Alisdair Simpson
Andrea Marshall
Mark Woodward
Mark Woodward
Executive Producer
Sarah Cunliffe

This clip is from

Natural World 2009-2010, Andrea - Queen of Mantas

3/14 Film following marine biologist Andrea Marshall as she studies manta rays up close.

First broadcast: 11 Nov 2009

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