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Salem
Image from video by Jim Wing
Number: 95
Name: Salem
Sex: Female
Current Size: 2.5'
Last Sighting: September 2005
First Size: 2.5'
First Sighting: August 5, 2005
   
   
   
SalemSalem - She is the smallest manta, by far, that I have ever seen. Probably 2.5 feet fin tip to fin tip. Very shy, stays at the outer edge of the light circle and does evasive maneuvering readily. She hugs the bottom anytime divers are near, so it has been difficult to get an ID shot of her. Very exciting to see these new rays show up at the Sheraton.