Manta rays are known for their acrobatic skills and love for somersaults! These graceful creatures often perform impressive flips and twists in the water, seemingly just for the sheer joy of it. If you ever have the chance to witness a manta ray’s aerial acrobatics, consider yourself lucky to witness their playful nature in action!
Manta rays in Australia are considered to be vulnerable and are protected under the Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. They face various threats, including habitat degradation, pollution, entanglement in fishing gear, and targeted fishing for their gill plates, which are used in traditional medicine. Conservation efforts are being made to protect and preserve these magnificent creatures, including the establishment of marine protected areas and research initiatives to better understand their population dynamics and behavior.
Learn more facts about our Australian animals and see some beautiful artworks to go with them. Visit the below pages of your favourite Australian animals.