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Research approaches

Research aims

Based at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Project Manta is bringing together scientists, industry partners and the general public to establish important baseline data of manta rays and their relatives.

With very little known about manta rays, Project Manta aims to provide important baseline data that can be used to support their long-term conservation, while supporting economic and social benefits through ecotourism.

Find out more about the aims of Project Manta.

Research approaches

Manta ray swimming with fish
Photo credit: Tracy Olive

Project Manta research publications

Learn more about what we've discovered so far.

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Find out the latest about Project Manta

Inside a manta ray ‘cyclone’: Mass feeding frenzies hold clues to ocean giant’s future

University of the Sunshine Coast researchers believe rare 'manta ray' feeding cyclones could provide much needed answers in an urgent global search for insights on the vulnerable ocean giants.

UniSC secures grants to research iconic species across Queensland

From grey nurse sharks in Moreton Bay and birds of prey on K’gari to manta rays off Cairns and sawfish in Cape York – UniSC has gained new funding for research and citizen science projects to help protect some of the state’s most iconic and threatened species.

Study to uncover secrets of hidden manta ray habitat

An urgent exploratory study is underway after the discovery of an unknown manta ray habitat off the northern tip of UNESCO World Heritage-listed K’gari, the world’s largest sand island.

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