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Study Reveals Distinctive Filters of Rays

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      manta_450(CSUF’s marine biologist Misty Paig-Tran researched the anatomy of filters in mantas, discovering rays have uniquely identifiable filters. Photo: Courtesy of Stephen M. Kajiura/Florida Atlantic University.)

Marine biologist Misty Paig-Tran marvels that some of the largest fish in the ocean, such as whale sharks and giant mantas, along with their smaller cousins, the devil rays, use filters in their mouths to capture and eat plankton

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