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Protecting the fragile manta rays of the Maldives

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The tropical paradise of the Maldives attracts divers and snorkelers from across the world hoping for a glimpse of spectacular sea life.

Its colony of manta rays is one of the largest in the world but needs legal protection, as John McIntyre reports.

Manta Trust - Meet the Maldivian Mantas

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