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Paig-Tran, E.W.M., Kleinteich, T., and Summers, A.P. (2013). The filter pads and filtration mechanisms of the devil rays: variation at macro and microscopic scales (Manta Walbaum 1792 and Mobula Rafinesque 1810). J. Morph. 274:7. 1026-1043. Cover.
Paig-Tran, E.W.M. and Summers, A.P. (2013). Comparison of the structure and composition of the branchial filters of suspension feeding elasmobranchs. The Anatomical Record. 701-715.
Ferry, L.A., Gibb, A., and Paig-Tran, E. (2015). Suction, ram, and biting: deviations and limitations to aquatic prey capture. Integrative and Comparative Biology.
· Paig‐Tran, E. W., Barrios, A. S., & Ferry, L. A. (2016). Presence of repeating hyperostotic bones in dorsal pterygiophores of the oarfish, Regalecus russellii. Journal of Anatomy, 229(4), 560-567.
Hinojosa-Alvarez, S., Walter, R. P., Diaz-Jaimes, P., Galván-Magaña, F., & Paig-Tran, E. M. (2016). A potential third Manta Ray species near the Yucatán Peninsula? Evidence for a recently diverged and novel genetic Manta group from the Gulf of Mexico. PeerJ, 4, e2586.
A portion of my research takes me to the the Yucatan Peninsula where I am actively tagging mantas (August 2010-2011) with the help of Silvia Hinojosa, Yannis Papastamatiou, and Nick Wegner. This work is supported by funding from a National Geographic Society Waitts Grant. Our hypotheses about manta movements are based on the results from my modeling studies performed in the laboratory.
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