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ICYMI: Manta ray entangled in fishing line approaches divers for help.

ICYMI: Manta ray entangled in fishing line approaches divers for help.

Video: Scuba Divers Rescue Entangled Manta Ray from Fishing Line Posted Wed, Sep 24, 2014 by Brianna Elliott to fishing gear entanglement , manta rays , manta rays fishing gear , responsible fishing A diver untangling the manta ray from fishing gear. (Photo: Oceano VideoSub / YouTube ) Manta rays are some of the most beautiful and eloquent fish in the ocean, but also one of the most threatened. Harvested for their skin, cartilage, and gill rakers in traditional Chinese medicine, these cartilaginous species are subject to overfishing, bycatch, and a range of other threats. This must-see video below highlights one of these very threats: entanglement in fishing gear. In this video, two divers can be seen swimming off Costa Rica's Bat Islands when the distressed manta ray seemingly approaches them. Fortunately, the divers were able to remove the fishing line, and enjoyed a nic...

Full article: http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/09/video-scuba-divers-resc...

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