Chilean Devil Rays Dive Deeper Than You Think

July 1, 2014 9:05 PM

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Chilean devil rays, thought to dwell mostly near the ocean's surface, actually are among the ocean's deepest divers, according to a new study by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).

"So little is known about these rays," WHOI biologist and co-author Simon Thorrold said in a news release. "We thought they probably travelled long distances horizontally, but we had no idea that they were diving so deep. That was truly a surprise."

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