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Mac Ray
image from video by Dane Knezek 2010/12/22
Number: 182
Name: Mac Ray
Sex: Male
Current Size: 4'-5'
Last Sighting: December 22, 2010
First Size: 4'-5'
First Sighting: December 22, 2010
   
   
   
Mac Ray
image from video by Dane Knezek 2010/12/22

Dane was near the topside monument at Kealakekua Bay when this guy passed underneath. He spotted him at about 20', and went in to get some shots. "I thought I was going to scare him away because he turned away from me at first. I backed off, but descended with him to about 60'. He unfurled his cephalic fins and came back to within 10' or so of me, and we circled each other for a few seconds. He furled his fins back up, and cruised slowly toward the middle of the bay, and I returned to the boat." Mac Ray is named for the Macres family who recently lost a family member.