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Manta's Little Helper
image by Emily Sepeta 2018/08/15
Number: 286
Name: Manta's Little Helper
Sex: Female
Current Size: ~15'
Last Sighting: August 8, 2018
First Size: ~15'
First Sighting: August 8, 2018
   
   
   
Manta's Little Helper
image by Emily Sepeta 2018/08/15
She was about 1/4 mile off Keahole point heading south, feeding on a surface current line. Upon first sighting her she rolled over subsurface and we saw her belly coloration from the surface and knew that she was a pelagic. She has about a 16’ wingspan but is much more sleek than the reef mantas. She hung out feeding for about 10 minutes and I was able to get the belly shot. We would like to name her Manta’s Little Helper.