The New England Aquarium will hold a free public lecture Wednesday, July 17 at 7 p.m. about protecting mantas in Sri Lanka. The New England Aquarium’s Marine Conservation Action Fund is supporting the work of Manta Trust, a UK-based nonprofit organization, as works to protect endangered manta rays in Sri Lanka.
Daniel Fernando, Manta Trust’s Project Leader in Sri Lanka and India will discuss the grace and beauty of manta rays which have captivated divers for years. As the largest of the ray species with a 20-foot wingtip span and weighing up to two tons, manta rays are thought to have the biggest brains of all fish in the ocean. .
Lectures are free, thanks to funding by the Lowell institute. To register, go to www.neaq.org/AquariumLectures.)
WHERE: New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theatre, Central Wharf, Boston
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