Thousands of devil rays are gathering under the sea

Photographer Nadia Aly encounters a huge herd of devil rays on a 4-hour swim.

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Devil's rays are closely related to sharks, the largest of which can reach more than 5 meters in length.

"You rarely see this scene. The number of rays is extremely large and the view is almost perfect. I estimate there are more than 10,000. They are not as easily panicked as usual," Aly said. She filmed and photographed herds of devil rays off the coast of Baja California, Fox News reported on October 15.

Devil's rays are closely related to sharks, the largest of which can reach more than 5 meters in length. They are considered to be shy and difficult to record. Devil rays are mainly found in temperate and tropical waters around the world. Many people often confuse them with manta rays.

Devil's rays are especially capable of flying out of the ocean, according to experts at Boston University. Scientists do not know the exact reason for this behavior. Some have suggested that they want to eliminate parasites clinging to the body. Others guess they are practicing, performing mating rituals, hunting, even just playing. According to the Our Seas Our Future Charitable Trust, the devil ray can jump about two meters high before falling into the water.

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