Caption: Manta ray (Manta birostris) swimming over the camera, eclipsing the sun before swimming away over a coral reef. Manta rays are largely pelagic, but they come to coral reefs to be cleaned at cleaning stations. A cleaning station is a region of coral where specialist fish and crustaceans wait for large animals to approach, and then pick parasites from their skin. Filmed in Palau.

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Keywords: black, cleaning station, echeneidae, echeneis naucrates, eclipse, elasmobranch, giant, gill rakers, gills, graceful, manta birostris, manta ray, marine life, marine sanctuary, micronesia, mobulidae, overhead, pacific, palau, sharksucker, swimming, swims, symbiosis, tropical, underwater, white, wildlife

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Manta ray

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