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Chilean Devil Ray Found to be One of Oceans' Deepest Divers

A devil ray from the Mobula genus, which include Chilean devil rays.

A devil ray from the Mobula genus, which include Chilean devil rays. (Photo: Matthew Paulson / Flickr Creative Commons)

Last week, a new study revealed Chilean devil rays to be some of the oceans' deepest-divers, often taking dives deeper than a mile under the water's surface. The rays' physiology hinted at this discovery, since they do have a retia mirabiliaan organ found in other deep-divers like great white sharks. Following the study's findings, Oceana in Europe's Angela Pauly took a close look at the Chilean devil ray. This blog first appeared on Oceana in Europe's blog.


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