Friday Smorgasbord: Summer Edition

Welcome to another edition of the Friday Smorgasbord! We’ve got a great selection of videos to share with you today including cleaner shrimp, helping a manta ray, feeding an octopus and even another tasty dessert….Bon Appétit! Take a Bite Outta……

Manta ray video gives a rare glimpse at deeper Bali coral habitat

The author of this video thought they were just filming the beautiful motion of a manta ray swimming, gliding through Indonesian waters. But what we see in this video is an incredible tour of Bali where coral cover is pretty…

Meet the Mantabot: A bio-mechanical engineered manta ray

  Meet Mantabot, a bio-mechanical manta ray, developed by researchers at the University of Virginia that mimics the real thing. So move over robofish, you have company! Described as one of nature’s most smooth and graceful swimmers, the manta ray is an…

Manta Ray hijacks camera, goes on a “shooting” spree filming along the way

Here’s a fascinating tale of divers filming manta rays at night off Kailua-Kona, Hawaii last month. What started out as an incredible experience diving with these magnificent creatures turned into an underwater mugging. Cameraman Travis Matteson was filming the mantas…