The Vital Chain: Why Manta Rays Need Forests

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By Carl Zimmer
May 17, 2012 9:33 PMNov 19, 2019 8:57 PM


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Manta rays spend their lives in the ocean, sweeping up microscopic animals. And yet scientists have found that their well-being depends on forests. Meadows in the northwestern United States are ecologically linked to salmon thousands of miles out at sea. Today, I've got a piece in Yale Environment 360 in which I explore the bonds that join land and sea together. Check it out.

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