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Manta Roller Coaster Opens May 22 at SeaWorld

Not only can you check out all the cool ocean animals when you visit SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida… …but you can go on all the adventure rides too. The Manta is a roller coaster that opens on May 22nd, 2009! Now, I don’t know about you, but I LOVE roller coasters and adventure rides… Not only is this a roller coaster, but it’s an exhibit in it’s own right! All the while you’re waiting in line, you get to see marvelous manta rays, a giant octopus, sea dragons, seahorses and other exotic fish. There are 10 uniquely configured aquariums around and above you! There will [ ... ]

Manta Rays of the Great Barrier Reef

Manta Rays are the most graceful animals in the ocean, in my opinion. What a magical experience! I’ve wrangled up a video of some manta rays on the Great Barrier Reef that some divers captured! To explain the sheer of the first ray in the video, the diver was 60-70 feet above it…What a huge creature! Also, this video is in real time…This is how elegantly they “fly” through the water! It’s simply effortless to them! Yes, I’ve actually had the unbelievable opportunity to swim with a school of them on

Have You Seen a Sawfish?

Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Chondrichthyes Subclass: Elasmobranchii Superorder: Batoidea Order: Pristiformes Family: Pristidae Genera: Anoxypristis, Pristis Species: There are 7 species in the 2 Genera Sawfish are in the ray family and are known by their long, saw-like snout. They are often called “Sharks with Swords”. Actually, the “teeth” on their snout aren’t really teeth at all…LOL Know what else is special about that snout? It is electro- and motion sensitive with tiny pores that detect the slightest variations, so it allows the sawfish to hover over the ocean or riverbed floor and detect their prey’s heart-beats below the sand or mud. Very handy! Not to mention, they are [ ... ]