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The Vital Chain: Why Manta Rays Need Forests

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerMay 17, 2012 4:33 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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