Manta Ray (Manta sp.)
Despite being the largest rays, mantas prey on the smallest organisms in the sea. They are filter feeders, eating large amounts of zooplankton, which they swallow with their open mouths while they swim.
The rays herd their prey, which mostly consists of shrimp and krill, into a tight ball before speeding though them with an open mouth. They typically eat around 13% of their body weight each week.
NOAA on Flickr

Manta Ray (Manta sp.)

Despite being the largest rays, mantas prey on the smallest organisms in the sea. They are filter feeders, eating large amounts of zooplankton, which they swallow with their open mouths while they swim.

The rays herd their prey, which mostly consists of shrimp and krill, into a tight ball before speeding though them with an open mouth. They typically eat around 13% of their body weight each week.

NOAA on Flickr

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