#DeepDiveFridays | Highly intelligent and highly threatened, manta rays are the largest rays in the world. These beautiful sea creatures can be found in various tropical, subtropical and temperate ocean waters across the globe.

“Manta” means blanket or cloak in Spanish, referring to their large, flat, diamond-shaped bodies, which have distinct triangular pectoral fins. Mantra rays also have two horn-shaped fins protruding from the front of their heads, giving them the moniker “devil fish”.