Another day drawing maps, so I fitted in a little drawing during Jimmy’s Food Factory,
sketching Jimmy Doherty experimenting with techniques of food preservation including
freeze-drying and a form of instant pasteurisation, by applying ultra-high temperatures
for just an instant.
Following that, Andrea - Queen of the Mantas, followed Andrea Marshall’s long term
study of Manta Rays off the coast of Mozambique.
It seems that Mantas are amongst the most intelligent of fish. A new species of giant
Manta discovered during the research has a vestigial sting in its tail - which suggests
that the theory that mantas are descended from sting-rays is correct.
Hope they don’t get over-fished.
Barrel-rolling - a behaviour which may help concentrate the ray’s plankton food.