Chilean devil rays found to be one of the deepest diving oceanic species

July 2, 2014 1:14 AM

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Results show that Chilean devil rays can inhabit areas over 1000m lower, and 10 degrees colder, than any member of the Mobulid family was previously believed to be able to endure.

Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution believe they have discovered the reason why Chilean devil rays have a large mesh of blood vessels, known as a rete mirabile, below their brain, something which has puzzled researchers for many years.

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