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Malaka Rodrigo's Blog – March 2013 Archive (1)

Manta ray struggles for survival

Overfishing threatens the magnificent and prized ‘Ali Maduwa’, writes Malaka Rodrigo�

A giant “maduwa”, or manta ray, was netted last week by fisherman in Welipatanwila, Ambalanthota, on the South coast. The ocean creature was pregnant and weighed 1,500 kilograms. A week earlier, another manta ray was caught by fishermen in Akkaraipattu, on the East coast. Both sea…


Added by Malaka Rodrigo on March 2, 2013 at 9:51 — No Comments

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