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Puako
image by Jeffrey Milisen 2013/07/28
Number: 211
Name: DeathRay
Sex: Female
Current Size: ~6'
Last Sighting: July 28, 2013
First Size: ~6'
First Sighting: July 28, 2013
   
   
   
I was scoping out a local turtle cleaning station at Puako to no avail. The turtles were all asleep and the cleaner fish had better things to do. Hoping the ocean would change its mind, I distracted myself with some other reef inhabitants. Then I noticed a large something approaching over my shoulder. As soon as I turned around, DeathRay changed course and flew off down the reef. I managed two photos during the encounter.