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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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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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In recognition of the 50th anniversary, Rhoda Brooks has published a new edition of The Barrios of Manta in e-book form with a revised foreword and afterword.
Los filtros con capa intermedia de CAG no presentaron diferencias en cuanto a la remocion de turbidez respecto a los filtros constituidos unicamente por lecho de arena, con valores medios residuales <0,2uT y la manta no tejida no evidencio ventajas en cuanto a la remocion de este parametro; sin embargo, el uso conjunto de la manta y CAG en los FL mejoro la eficiencia.
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