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image by Rusty Orr 2012/02/26
Number: 195
Name: Sophia
Sex: Female
Current Size: ~5'
Last Sighting: February 26, 2012
First Size: ~5'
First Sighting: February 26, 2012
Rusty spotted this young Manta cruising the reef line in Makako Bay. "She was closely trailing a larger Manta who stayed too deep to id. She wasn't shy and swam right to me when I dropped down in front of her at about 50 feet. She is named Sophia after my niece who turns 8 this month. Hopefully one day they will meet each other."