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How does a manta ray breathe?

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2008-08-16 05:19:32
2008-08-16 05:19:32

The gill slits of the manta ray are visible on its ventral side. It respires like fish do, taking in water through its mouth and then letting it pass over its gills and then exit through the gill slits. Use the link to the Wikipedia article and check out the pictures. Or use the other link to a picture posted at Geocities showing a 5,000 pound creature taken from the ocean.

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