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Why Manta Rays Are Becoming Endangered (Moby the Manta Ray Part 3)

It has been brought to my attention that even though I am a very fascinating animal, many humans do not understand why us manta rays need their help to gain protection worldwide. Here are the reasons why: 1. Manta rays … Continue reading

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Moby the Manta Ray Part 2: How I Am Alike and Different From My Cousins the Sharks

Sharks, rays, and skates are part of a group of fish known as elasmobranchs. There are many ways in which I am the same as my cousins, the sharks and rays. All elasmobranchs do not have any bones. We are … Continue reading

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Moby the Manta Ray: I Am Not a Devilfish! Part 1

Hello, my name is Moby and I am a manta ray (Manta birostris). Despite the unfortunate nickname humans have given me, “devilfish,” I am quite a gentle and graceful giant. My wingspan can be up to 25 feet (7.6 meters) … Continue reading

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Domino the Whale Shark: The Poster Shark of Shark Finning

Hello, my name is Domino, and I am a Whale Shark. I think I should be the poster animal for the ending of shark finning. It might be hard to relate to other sharks that are (supposedly) so menacing, ruthless, … Continue reading

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Banning shark fin sales in California: A Chinese-American Marine Biologist’s View

I am a Chinese-American and a marine biologist and I fully support California Assembly Bill (AB) 376 to ban the sale and distribution of shark fins in California.  Hawaii has already banned the possession, sale or distribution of shark fins.  … Continue reading

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