Live Manta Birth in Captivity

Video of the world's first live birth of a manta in captivity. Healthy baby female, about 1.9 metres across, born at the Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa, Japan. Video is from a TBS news broadcast. (They appear to have deleted the page with the video)

The video file is 1.7 MB. Click the graphic below and wait for the quicktime file to load.

Note: A few people have had problems viewing the quicktime file. Others have not. I have no idea why. In any case, if you can't view the embedded file, click below the graphic to download an mp4 file which should play in Quicktime, iTunes and on your iPod.

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