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Image from video by Martina Wing 2010/08/21
Number: 177
Name: Shirley
Sex: Female
Current Size: 4'-5'
Last Sighting: August 21, 2010
First Size: 4'-5' (pup)
First Sighting: August 21, 2010
Shirley is a new small female manta first seen at Manta Heaven (Garden Eel Cove) in August 2010. Martina saw her in the shallows feeding when she was traveling from the North Mooring to the campfire. Shirley was very shy and Martina was lucky to get a picture of her ventral side. She is named after Martina's cousin Shirley from Canada. "Shirley passed away in 2009 after a long struggle and we all want to remember what a good spirit she was to all of us, especially her Dad, Mom, and brothers Glenn and Dennis."