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(Describer) Under a round logo of a wave, title: Ocean Today.
[fast-paced music plays]
(Describer) An old tv shows different sea creatures.
Above an animated octopus, title: Weird Animals.
A flat creature swims by flapping its sides.
This is a manta ray.
They're the largest ray
in the ocean,
and are actually
closely related to sharks.
(Describer) It also has two flaps hanging down.
Those flaps on its front
are called cephalic lobes,
which help funnel food into
the ray's mouth while it swims.
can leap out of the water.
(Describer) One does.
I think we can all agree,
that's one weird animal.
(Describer) Titles: Weird Animals.
Narrator: Milani Chatterji-Len.
Logos are shown for the Smithsonian and NOAA.
Accessibility provided by the US Department of Education.
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The manta ray is the largest ray in the ocean. They have have cephalic lobes, or flaps, which help the manta funnel food into its mouth. These animals can even leap out of the water. Now that's one weird animal. Part of the "Weird Animal" series.
Runtime: 1 minute
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