Multilingual flashcard: Manta Ray
Learn how to say ‘Manta Ray‘ in 10 different languages. I’ve decided to create some multilingual flashcards for various species of animals, starting with sea creatures, inspired by the growing awareness of our deleterious impact on the biodiversity of our oceans.
First up is the Manta Ray. They live in warm temperate, subtropical and tropical waters and can grow to between 5.5 and 7m wide. They are listed as vulnerable species, with their main threats coming from pollution, fishing nets and their gills being harvested for use in traditional Chinese medicine. As their gestation period lasts for over a year, they cannot easily replenish lost numbers. They are protected in international waters and, since 2014, Indonesia has implemented a fishing ban, leading to it becoming the world’s largest ray sanctuary.
Have you ever seen a manta ray in an aquarium or the sea?
What do you think we could do to help decrease our impact on the oceans?
Thanks for reading!