Mantas Have Big Brains - But are They Intelligent?

13 June, 2024

Marine Biologist, Dr Tessa Hempson and film-maker, Grant Brokensha, were part of a recent Manta Ray tagging expedition off the South African coast.

Mantas have an incredible 20 million years of evolution behind them, and we are just beginning to uncover their secrets and appreciate their remarkable intelligence. Both from personal observations and scientific research, there is compelling evidence that these creatures that have an unusually large brain in proportion to their size, are in fact highly intelligent beings

Filmed and directed by: Grant Brokensha
Editing: Ruuan Botha

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