At the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, a giant oceanic manta ray can be seen gliding effortlessly through the Kuroshio Sea attraction's large ocean aquarium, drawing exclamations of delight from onlookers.

In a world first, the aquarium in Motobu, Okinawa Prefecture recently announced the creation of a breeding and exhibition program for oniitomakiei — the giant oceanic manta ray — drawing an enthusiastic response from visitors.

From Nov. 28, the facility has also been delivering presentations for aquarium visitors that feature its new star attraction.