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image by David Marchand 2016/02/14
Number: 254
Name: Mylene
Sex: Female
Current Size: ~15'
Last Sighting: February 14, 2016
First Size: ~15'
First Sighting: February 14, 2016
We dove at Dotti's reef on Sunday, February 14th 2016. I cruised towards Rabbi's Reef's drop-off attracted by the whales songs and I saw a manta ray coming out of the blue. She came to check me out and spent 15 minutes circling around me. It turned out it was a pelagic manta ray with about a 15 foot wingspan. It was a great encounter and I would like to name her Mylene in honor of my goddaughter who's going to turn 30 this year. Aloha from Hawaii!