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image by David Janas 2012/04/11
Number: 199
Name: Lindsray
Sex: Male
Current Size: ~7'
Last Sighting: April 11, 2012
First Size: ~7'
First Sighting: April 11, 2012
Lindsray was spotted by my girlfriend, Lindsay, from the ledge above Kaiholena Cove in Kohala. There was a lot of plankton in the water that morning and the manta was swimming in tight circles, feeding. As I snorkeled in that general direction, he made a beeline right for me and began to swim back and forth in front of me, nearly touching me with each pass and never swimming beyond the range of visibility. This amazing display continued for almost 10 minutes before we decided to part ways.