Manta Rays - Angels of the Ocean. Manta rays are listed as a Vulnerable species. They are endangered by getting entangled in fish nets, fishing for use in Chinese medicine, ocean pollution, and low reproductive rates.
Manta Ray leaping 9 feet in the air off the coast of Costa Rica, Central America // photo by Roland Seitre Solent. 2010 -- click photo for article; "Natural Selection" is a great book about rays developing the ability to fly.
As I said earlier today, two sets with animal photography. Now I have the second set called 'Marine Life' made by Andrey Narchuk, a photographer with the focus on underwater art and nature photography.
Last week, the IUCN 2009 Seamount expedition ended, with scientists sampling two final seamounts in the Indian Ocean. Caught at was this deep-sea anglerfish, also known as a seatoad. Sarah Gotheil From BBC news
The flying gurnards are a family, Dactylopteridae, of marine fish notable for their greatly enlarged pectoral fins. As they cannot literally fly, an alternative name preferred by some authors is helmet gurnards. by Alcides Dutra