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Our Phd Student and the  Associate Director of The Manta Trust, Josh Stewart and his work just featured in a short article and film over at the New York Times! More specifically, it was an external post by Emirates and made by the awesome team at T Brand Studio and Blue Chalk Media, who visited The Manta Trust in the Maldives late last year.

Very stoked for Josh to have had the opportunity to introduce manta rays and the research to an audience that may never have even heard of these animals! Check out the story, ‘Making Waves’ and the included 3 minute film: http://nyti.ms/1E3juK4



How do Scientists tag manta rays?

Semmens Lab student Josh Stewart is now sharing his tag data online! Follow the link below to see where the mantas have been swimming He thanks the New England Aquarium Marine Conservation Action Fund for their support, and to the NEAq fans who helped name the two NEAq mantas: Sylvia & Eugenie!
In collaboration with The Manta Trust, Octavio Aburto Oropeza and Antonio Ruiz Sakamoto
Studying #mantas is not an easy task, they are often found at offshore islands and seamounts: areas that are very difficult to reach. This infographic explains how we study them.

Learn more on how we tag them and why on #DataMARES:http://datamares.ucsd.edu/wp/news/tracking-mantas-in-pacific-mexico/