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Ke'kai'malu
image from video by Martina Wing 2011/10/15
Number: 191
Name: Ke'kai'malu
Sex: Male
Current Size: ~5'
Last Sighting: October 15, 2011
First Size: ~5' (pup)
First Sighting: October 15, 2011
   
   
   
Ke'kai'malu means "Peaceful Ocean". When Martina first saw him at Garden Eel Cove, he was about 5' wide. He was shy at first and stayed on the outskirts, but he made his way to the "high traffic area" (with 9 other Mantas) after 30 minutes of the dive and checked on the food close to the bubbles and lights.