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Tek Ray
Photos by Chuck Mather 2006/06
Number: 115
Name: Tek Ray
Sex: Male
Current Size: approx 16'
Last Sighting: June 2006
First Size: approx 16'
First Sighting: June 2006
Tek RayThis large pelagic ray was spotted feeding in a current line off shore in South Kona by 3 Room Cave. This "white manta"is also sometimes called a "pelagic manta" and is the same species as the ones we see repeatedly in Kona. The pelagic's typically have fewer spots on their ventral side and a more pronounced chevron pattern on their dorsal surface. This one also has 2 large remora's attached catching a ride.