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Questions about manta rays harvested for traditional Chinese medicine


With habits difficult to track and observe, manta rays are feared threatened by overfishing and use of their parts for “medicine”. Scientists rush to save manta rays, the ‘pandas of the ocean’ – Behind The Wall. Anecdotal evidence suggests mantas are under threat, and China may be a major reason for it. Manta rays are…

Manta Rays threatened by Traditional Chinese Medicine


Manta Rays Endangered by Sudden Demand from Chinese Medicine | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network. Demand for the gills of manta and mobula rays has risen dramatically in the past 10 years for use in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), even though they were not historically used for this purpose, a team of researchers from…