Big Pacific

Manta Rays

Clip: Episode 3 | 2m 47s  | Video has closed captioning.

Manta rays stretch to 15 feet across. To reach this size, they must nearly constantly feed on prey so minute it is just a haze in the water. A rich patch of plankton starts a feeding frenzy amongst the manta rays. They gracefully glide though the water while filtering the plankton with feather-like "rakers" deep within its gills.

Aired: 07/05/17

Rating: TV-PG

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