Located within the highest protection zone of the Great Barrier Reef, Lady Elliot Island is a haven for manta rays. There is still so much to learn about these intriguing and lesser-known giants of the sea. Thanks to their frequent visits, Lady Elliot Island has become one of the very few worldwide research bases for mantas. Scientists track the mantas using the pattern of spots on their underbelly, believed to be as unique to a manta as fingerprints are to humans.

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  • Title: Dance In The Blue
  • Creator: Christophe Bailhache
  • Date Created: 2016
  • Location: Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  • Location Created: Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  • Rights: © Underwater Earth/XL Catlin Seaview Survey/Christophe Bailhache. Image partners: AXA XL, Lady Elliot Island, Google, UNESCO, Project Manta, Panedia, Fourth Element
  • External Link: Underwater Earth 260: Manta Ray Eye to Eye

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