Credit: RICHARD BROOKS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Manta ray at a cleaning station, being tended to by a diverse range of fish that clean it in different ways. Manta rays first learn where these cleaning stations are by following other older or more experienced individuals. The manta is the largest of the rays, and it can reach several metres from wingtip to wingtip. It inhabits tropical seas throughout the world, preferring coastal waters to the open sea. It feeds mainly on plankton and small fish, which it filters from the water as it swims. Footage filmed in Palau in the western Pacific Ocean.

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Manta ray at a cleaning station

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