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How would you like to hop in the water with a giant sea creature that can grow almost 25 feet across and weigh up to two tons? For marine biologist and National Geographic grantee Joshua Stewart, it's all in a day's work. He has a soft spot for giant oceanic manta rays and is fighting to protect these gentle giants.
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Stewart is an associate director of the Manta Trust, a member of the Gulf of California Marine Program, and a grantee of the National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants program.
http://mantatrust.org/
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/grants-programs/waitt-grants/

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All Crittercam research was conducted in accordance with SEMARNAT permit FAUT 0265 and in partnership with Mares Mexicanos and the Gulf of California Marine Program.
http://maresmexicanos.com/?lang=en
http://gulfprogram.ucsd.edu/

Video Producer/Editor: Nora Rappaport
Series Producer: Chris Mattle
Crittercam footage: Kyler Abernathy and Greg Marshall

These Giant Manta Rays Just Want to Hang Out | Expedition Raw
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Crittercam footage: Kyler Abernathy and Greg Marshall

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