Manta Survey at Komodo National Park
Sebayur Kecil, Komodo National Park on 13 Oct, 2019
Depth: 28 m
Duration: 42 min
- 30 ℃
- Slight - able to hold position with little effort.
- Good coral
Reef manta Ray
The reef manta ray (Manta alfredi) is a species of ray in the family Mobulidae, the largest rays in the world. Among generally recognized species, it is the second-largest species of ray, only surpassed by the giant oceanic manta ray
Bleaching occurs when corals expel their symbiotic zooxanthellae - pigmented, algae-like protozoa that live within the coral's cells. High temperature, pollution or other stresses can cause the coral to expel its zooxanthellae, leading to a lighter or complete loss of color.