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Tommy Ray
photo by Jerry Kane 2008/08/26
Number: 143
Name: Tommy Ray
Sex: Male
Current Size: ~8'
Last Sighting: August 26, 2008
First Size: ~8'
First Sighting: August 26, 2008
Tommy Ray spent maybe a minute with Jerry at Paradise Pinnacles on Aug 26 around noon. Just after tying off on the pinnacle, he appeared and swam around him twice and then headed south. But before leaving for good, he did a vertical somersault as seen in this pic and came back for one last visit. Two other mantas were visible near the surface while this was going on, but not as close as this guy.