Resources

Lydia Green, 2021

Resources

Below are free to view and download resources to further increase your knowledge of Aotearoa New Zealand’s manta and devil rays.

As our research projects grows, so do our collective discoveries! For all related scientific posters and publications please check out our research section.

Lydia Green, 2020

Ocean School

Education Booklet

Manta Trust Ocean Education Booklet (7-14 year olds)

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Rowan Virbickas, 2019

Education

Manta Ray Anatomy

Manta Colour Morphs Resource

Manta ID Guide

Manta Behaviour Guide

How to swim with manta rays video

Hide and seek with giants in NZ - Lydia Green

The truth about tagging - Mark Erdmann

Research

Mobula birostris sightings

Overview of Mobula birostris sightings in Aotearoa NZ - July 2021

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Mobula birostris confirmation

Confirmation of the occurrence of Manta birostris in NZ waters - 2003

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Giant devil ray courtship

First observation of the courtship behaviour of the giant devil ray Mobula mobular - 2018

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Tagging in New Zealand

Francis & Jones Mobula distribution and tagging in NZ - 2017

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IUCN Redlist

IUCN Redlist M birostris (2020)

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Fisheries Mitigation Methods

Protected Rays Report Development of Fisheries Mitigation Methods - 2011

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Research & Conservation

Research priorities for devil ray conservation - 2018

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Edy Setyawan, 2021