TW2598-D. Smoothtail Mobula Ray (Mobula munkiana) feeding on plankton at night. Also called Munk’s devil ray and Pygmy Devil Ray. The rays swim into a cloud of plankton (usually small crustaceans) with their mouths wide open. The cephalic lobes help to divert the water containing the plankton into the mouth of the manta. The food is then caught on rough, comb-like gill rakers. Baja, Mexico, Sea of Cortez, Pacific Ocean. Photo Copyright © Brandon Cole. All rights reserved worldwide.  www.brandoncole.com
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TW2598-D. Smoothtail Mobula Ray (Mobula munkiana) feeding on plankton at night. Also called Munk’s devil ray and Pygmy Devil Ray. The rays swim into a cloud of plankton (usually small crustaceans) with their mouths wide open. The cephalic lobes help to divert the water containing the plankton into the mouth of the manta. The food is then caught on rough, comb-like gill rakers. Baja, Mexico, Sea of Cortez, Pacific Ocean. Photo Copyright © Brandon Cole. All rights reserved worldwide. www.brandoncole.com

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