A Manta Ray passes over a reef, inviting a host of small fish to clean parasites and other debris off of the giant animal. Manta Rays are the largest rays in the ocean.
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The "garbage patch" is a popular name for concentrations of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. While this phrase is popularly used, it does not paint an accurate picture of the marine debris problem in this region.
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