A number of divers in the city of Marsa Alam, south of the Red Sea, spotted the appearance of a manta ray or the so-called “Sea Devil”, an ornamental fish that is rare.
The “sea devil” is a graceful fish, as it swims by moving its pectoral fins up and down, pushing its huge body through the surrounding water.
For his part, Hassan El-Tayeb, founder of the Society for Maritime Rescue and Conservation of the Marine Environment in the Red Sea, said that it is one of the beautiful fish that tourists seek to dive and take memorial photos with.
Al-Tayeb added, in exclusive statements to Cairo 24: The width of the “Seaman” fish ranges between 4 to 6 meters, and it has a tail that resembles a carbaj with a toxic substance that can be struck with it to defend itself. It also has the largest fish brain in the world and feeds on some of the smallest creatures. In oceans or seas.
The founder of the Marine Rescue Society and the Preservation of the Marine Environment in the Red Sea indicated that it can fly over the surface of the water for more than 20 meters to remove any plankton in its body, stressing that it is present continuously, but rarely appears to sea-goers.
It is worth noting that the “Manta Ray” does not have any teeth and relies on rows of small plates to pick up plankton from the water that passes through its mouth while swimming, and it reproduces slowly and lives a long life.
For his part, Dr. Mahmoud Dar, Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries in Hurghada, said that there are two types of manta rays, the coral manta fish, which live in coastal waters in tropical and subtropical regions, and the giant surrounding manta fish, to which the largest manta fish belong. that migrate in open water.
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