Happy Halloween! Let's learn a little bit about the devil... the bentfin devil ray (Mobula thurstoni) that is. This large ray can get up to 180 cm in disc width (DW) according to the IUCN. They are found in tropical and subtropical waters worldwide both in the shallows (<100 m depth) and offshore pelagic waters. #Finfact: Devil rays are quite sensitive to even moderate levels of fishing pressure due to their low reproductive rates (they usually only have one pup per year) and low post-release survival. Scary!
We need to talk about the waste that comes with periods. TFUI Officer Margaret is on it.
Sebastián Kraft is living the dream. He works with the 'big animals' of marine biology - sharks and cetaceans. As he so nicely puts it on his twitter account (follow him @SebaKraft) - "Sharks are my main interest. Currently having a cetacean affair." We dig that. We also dig this interview, so you should dive on in and see what his work is all about!
TFUI Founder Melissa C. Marquez is author of all animal bios and "Behind the Fins" segments.
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