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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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Furthermore, the Manta Rays will give youngsters from Marion and the nearby communities a closer option over taking part in the SIU Carbondale Rec Centers Saluki Swim league, he said.
8) Over the course of the following years, the Ecuadorian section of Manta-Manaus evolved to include 810 kilometres of new or improved roads; the Manta and Providencia ports; a free trade zone in Manta; new airports in Manta, Latacunga, and Tena; and the dredging of the Napo to make it navigable by large cargo vessels (Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, 2010).
and was made a Rolex Laureate for her work protecting giant manta rays in the country
Salcedo said they contacted the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to check if the meat belonged to endangered species of manta rays.
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No han faltado algunos puristas de la musica tradicional mexicana que critiquen a La Manta por "pervertir" el folclor nativo de Mexico con improvisaciones de jazz.
So you're running the beach and you can see the tips of the manta ray's wings break the surface.
Manta rays and whale sharks feed at the surface of the ocean, making the expeditions suitable for divers and non-divers alike, including families with children eight years onwards.
Manta Rays are gentle and charismatic, and to this day, many aspects of these fascinating creatures are still a big mystery.
La historia evolutiva de la manta gigante es practicamente desconocida, los datos mas antiguos provienen de fosiles a inicios del periodo pleistoceno encontrados en Norte America (Snyder et al.
These will be the first Manta systems for frozen spinach production in Belgium," said Tim Lobdell, managing director of Key Technology BV, the European unit of the company headquartered in Walla Walla, Washington, USA.
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