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Ocean wanderers

Duration: 01:40

Satellite data from two tagged mantas has finally been interpreted by scientist, Andrea Marshall. It was always believed that mantas stayed in shallow waters, but the data from one of the mantas, known as Cook, shows she spent most of her time between 50 and 150 metres down. The second manta, Magellan, has made a huge journey of over 700 miles, down the coast from Mozambique and into South African waters. The significance of the data is enormous as it's now realised that protecting these newly recognised species will require international co-operation.

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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