Featured Species: Ornate Eagle Ray (Aetomylaeus vespertilio)

There is no species of ray more beautiful than this week's featured species. Convince me otherwise. Meet the Ornate Eagle Ray.

Featured Species: Giant Devil Ray (Mobula mobular)

This week's featured species is named for their horn-shaped cephalic fins that give them a devilish look. Meet the Giant Devil Ray!

Protections for the Critically Endangered Largetooth Sawfish Increased in the Caribbean

Earlier this week, 7 Caribbean countries unanimously agreed to extend further protections to the critically endangered Largetooth Sawfish.

The IUCN Announced Conservation Status Update on 58 Elasmobranch Species, Including the Shortfin Mako

Continuing population declines led the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Shark Specialist Group to reclassify the conservation status of several elasmobranch species.

Featured Species: Great Torpedo Ray (Tetronarce nobiliana)

This week's featured species has an electric personality! Meet the largest of the electric rays, the Great Torpedo Ray!

Featured Species: Southern Stingray (Hypanus americanus)

This week's featured species flies underwater like a dream and can hide under the sand like magic. Check out the Southern Stingray!

2018 An Elasmo Year of Discovery

It's the final post of 2018! Let's celebrate by looking back at all the newly discovered elasmobranchs of 2018!

Featured Species: Atlantic Stingray (Hypanus sabinus)

It's been over eight years since the oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. So what can the Atlantic Stingray tell us about the state of the ecosystem today?

Featured Species: Bat Eagle Ray (Myliobatis californica)

This week’s Featured Species is swooping in just in time for Halloween: it’s the Bat Ray! This flat shark is named for their beautiful pectoral fins that are shaped like a bat’s wing. They are the perfect Halloween treat!

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