Whilst surveying the Ticao Pass in the Philippines, members of the Large Marine Vertebrate Project (LAMAVE) came across a school of Mobula Rays feeding in a dense plankton bloom. The species in the video is the Mobula japanica, (commonly referred to as a Devil ray) and there must have been over 9 individuals present.
They are breathtaking to see in the water.
Identifying the species we see swimming in our oceans is essential in helping us gain a better understanding of the state of different ray populations in the Philippines.
The track is by Ed Sheeran "I see fire" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mllXxyHTzfg&feature=kp
The Large Marine Vertebrate Project in the Philippines is a marine conservation project run by Physlaus NGO (Non-government Organisation). It is run by a group of passionate scientists and a host of volunteers. For more information on the project please visit our website http://www.lamave.org and like our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/largemarinevertebratesproject