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manta:

see rayray,
extremely flat-bodied cartilaginous marine fish, related to the shark. The pectoral fins of most rays are developed into broad, flat, winglike appendages, attached all along the sides of the head; the animal swims by rippling movements of these wings.
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Manta

 

a city in Ecuador, on the Pacific Ocean. Population, approximately 44,400 (1969). Manta is the principal port for the export of coffee (two-thirds of the country’s coffee export). It has a vegetable-oil extraction plant, fish canneries, and enterprises of the wood-products industry. Manta is well known for the manufacture of Panama hats.

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As honorary researchers, all expedition participants are encouraged to engage in every aspect of the conservation experience: learning how to free dive and take ID photos; contributing to data collection; helping record critical environmental information; participating in workshops and even naming any mantas new to the trust's database.
com)-- Coco Collection is renowned for its stylish yet sustainable hospitality and its involvement in environmental initiatives such as the Manta Trust and Maldives Turtle Identification Program has only strengthened this position.
The film follows Martin as he plunges into the giant tank, the size of an American football pitch, to swim with mantas, whale sharks, sting rays, hammerheads and giant groupers.
The marine park, which cost $300million to build and covers 20 acres, is one of only three places in the world able to keep mantas in captivity.
One of the judges, professor Declan McGonagle of the National College of Art and Design, said Mantas has the "skill, imagination and talent required to become a leading name in the world of Irish art".
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According to Stephen Epstein, VP & Head of Product Management for Mantas, "The consortium is designed to engage the industry in a common dialog around regulations and compliance, share best practices and lessons learned.
The AML category generated the largest number of votes cast by financial professionals across two dozen categories, and Mantas won by a sizeable margin.
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FirstBank selected Mantas ONE because of its award-winning combination of Fraud and AML solutions and Mantas for its ability to scale according to both business and regulatory changes, and its local presence to assist with implementation.
LONDON and AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Mantas Inc, a leading provider of behavior detection technology for the financial services industry, today announced that ABN AMRO (NYSE: ABN; Amsterdam: AAH.
The bank, which provides a complete range of personal and commercial banking, trade services and innovative bank deposit products, found that Mantas has the industry's most comprehensive solution for exceeding regulatory requirements and minimizing risk.