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Whale Shark

Scientific Name
Rhincodon typus
Conservation Status
Although it’s the largest fish in the world, the whale shark eats some of the tiniest creatures in the ocean, called zooplankton.

Manta Ray

Scientific Name
Mobula sp. cf. birostris
Conservation Status
Manta rays have been spotted jumping clear of the water – it is not known whether this behavior serves a social purpose, or is done to dislodge parasite from the skin.

White Spotted Jelly

Scientific Name
Phyllorhiza punctata
Conservation Status
Not Evaluated
A large group of jellies is called a smack.
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