Through a manta ray tagging program, scientists have recently confirmed the location of a manta ray nursery in southeast asia’s Wayag Lagoon of Raja Ampat. Conservation International, the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, S.E.A. Aquarium, and Manta Trust have been fitting manta rays in southeast asia with satellite tags since 2014. They are just now learning the secrets of the manta rays of this area.
Through the information scientists and the Indonesian government have learned through this tagging program, new regulations are believed to be implemented including curbing speedboat usage within Wayag Lagoon.
Read the full article and four things scientists have learned through the program here.