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Auntie Ray
image by Robert Borosky 2018/05/20
Number: 277
Name: Auntie Ray
Sex: Female
Current Size: ~7'
Last Sighting: ongoing
First Size: ~7'
First Sighting: May 20, 2018
This gorgeous manta was swimming slowly in Makaiwa Bay.  She allowed me to accompany her through the bay and over the outer finger coral reef onward toward the cleaning station just outside the bay.  The saddle wrasses were waiting  for her. I’d like to name her “Auntie Raye” after my wife’s wonderful sister who passed away here in Hawaii just after Christmas, 2016.