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image by Ron Jourden 2014/03/30
Number: 218
Name: Akari
Sex: Female
Current Size: ~4'-5'
Last Sighting: March 30/2014
First Size: ~4'-5' (pup)
First Sighting: March 30/2014
In the morning on March 30th at cleaning site just north of Garden Eel Cove, I spotted a manta which was really small. I dove down and this manta showed me her stomach at a distance of 3 feet!! I could tell it was a female and her size was about 4-5 feet wide!! I would like to name her "Akari" after my daughter in Japan.