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image from video by Martina Wing 2010/02/07
Number: 127
Name: Dionne
Sex: Female
Current Size: ~8'
Last Sighting: Feb 14, 2013
First Size: unknown
First Sighting: Aug XX, 2007
photo from video by Dionne Miller 2007/08/XX
This manta was first seen by Dionne Miller while snorkeling in Kona in August 2007. She is quite distinct with a small "kink" in her tail. When initially sighted, we could not determine whether it was a male or female manta, but thanks to Martina's sighting 2.5 years later, we know she is a female. Martina indicated that she was very shy and got spooked when approached.