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image by Kevin Quinn 2014/12/01
Number: 234
Name: Psalm
Sex: Female
Current Size: ~4'-5'
Last Sighting: December 1, 2014
First Size: ~4'-5'
First Sighting: December 1, 2014
image by Kevin Quinn 2014/12/01
I identified this female on December 1st 2014. I observed her on the Kohala Coast off the Mauna Lani for about 10 minutes. She is approx. 4-5 ft in diameter. She was hesitant to approach for 5 mins but after a bit she showed some interest in the plankton gathering in my light for a little while. I would like to name her Psalm after my wife. It makes me more and more mesmerized that there really are a lot more of these graceful creatures on our coast all the time. I see plenty of the mantas from garden eel cove all the time frequent our coastline up here on a regular basis.