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Darth Ray-der
image from video by Ryan Leinbach 2012/06/30
Number: 202
Name: Darth Ray-der
Sex: Male (probably)
Current Size: ~5'-6'
Last Sighting: June 30, 2012
First Size: ~5'-6'
First Sighting: June 30, 2012
   
   
   
Darth Ray-der
image from video by Ryan Leinbach 2012/06/30
Ryan identified this new ray, just past Keahole Point during a day snorkel. She is pretty sure that it is a male and it is about 5-6 feet wide. Darth Ray-der was not afraid of snorkelers and hopefully he will make his way to Manta Heaven one day. The idea for his name "Darth Ray-der" came from Christian Redman, aka Flipper, from Big Island Divers, and we want to honor all "Star Wars" fans that are also Manta Lovers.