A video shared to Facebook on February 16 shows a manta ray feeding among pieces of trash at Manta Point in Bali.The video, shared by Australian woman Lauren Jubb, shows the sea creature weaving in and out of plastic bags, wrappers and other pieces of debris in search of food.“I have never been so horrified and heartbroken as I was when I saw the amount of plastic and rubbish in the bay,” Jubb wrote alongside the video. “These beautiful creatures swimming amongst the mess that we as humans have created. The mantas had plastic bags around their mouths and on their bodies whilst swimming around the rubbish in search for food.”Her post had over 4,600 likes at the time of writing. Credit: Lauren Jubb via Storyful
By Ben Walley A diver has been filmed swimming with a group of manta rays in a mesmerising video clip. William Drumm, 32, from Denver, Colorado, filmed the footage from October to April this year. The video shows the diver gliding underwater with the manta rays in full view. William, a photographer and filmmaker, […]
Alain Tanaka shared this beautiful moment in Komodo National Park, Indonesia with six manta rays. Although manta rays might look a bit intimidating because of their size, they're totally harmless. SELENGKAPNYA RINGKAS
This is the dramatic moment tourists scream with fright when a giant manta ray swims under their boat. The holidaymakers had been on the speedboat visiting the Similan Islands in the Andaman Sea when the 18ft-long beast was spotted in the distance. The mammoth marine creature began splashing at the surface around 100ft away before moving alarmingly quickly towards the vessel's starboard side. Its huge body was seen as white outline lurking menacingly beneath the surface as it glided under the ferry and appeared on the port side. A second clip then showed the manta ray circle back around the front of the speedboat, splashing around and swirling its tail, before disappearing into the depths of the ocean. The heart-stopping footage was captured by a tour guide from Andaman Sea Sun Travel going to the popular Thai holiday islands on May 8. They said: ''We saw the manta ray and everyone was getting a little bit excited, including me. I've never seen one before so it was quite an amazing moment.''
A manta ray was caught on camera swimming through plastic waste whilst surface-feeding off the coast of Bali. The footage shows the ray ingesting a piece of plastic and later spitting it out. The filmer writes: "Plastic is a huge problem for wildlife in this area which is the convergence of the Indian and the Pacific oceans.'' According to reports, Bali has recently declared a garbage emergency after the most touristic beaches were inundated by plastic waste.
This is the amazing moment two beachgoers experience a very close encounter with a manta ray in shallow waters off Florida. The drone footage shows the manta ray swimming just a few inches from the swimmers. The filmer writes: ''While flying my drone in South Florida, I spotted a manta swimming really close to shore. ''As I followed it, it swam right by my friend Mario and a kid, who got a little startled. ''It's not every day you get to see a Manta in Florida let alone swim right next to it.'' The clip was captured on April 18. +MUSIC IS ROYALTY FREE+
By Hannah McFadyen These shocking images show the horrifying amount of plastic waste that exists in the ocean. This shot shows a diver suspended in the ocean, but instead of being surrounded by marine life she’s surrounded by different floating plastic. Professional photographer and videographer Jukka Saarikorpi took these images while filming rays at Manta […]
A GIANT manta ray gave a British diver a show of thanks - after he untangled it from a commercial fishing line. Diving instructor Paul Slater, 54, was on a group trip near Cocos Island, Costa Rica when they spotted the 16ft giant caught up in a net. With help from American Don Shellhammer and their dive master, they swam up behind and used knives to unpin it from the line. Although it was scared at first and swam away they said it eventually slowed to a stop so they could release it. They then watched in amazement as it finally broke loose and began to swim around them in barrel rolls in what looked like a gesture of thanks. Videographer / Director: Paul Slater & Don Shellhammer Producer: John Balson, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas