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Gavin Ray
image by Alice Thigpen 2015/11/13
Number: 249
Name: Gavin Ray
Sex: Male
Current Size: ~5'
Last Sighting: November 13, 2015
First Size: ~5'
First Sighting: November 13, 2015
Gavin Ray
image by Alice Thigpen 2015/11/13
I spotted this ray on Friday November 13th, 2015 as he cruised over the shallow reef and disappeared off the edge into the blue, near Paniau in Puako. He was about 5 feet across. I would like to name him after my friend's 4 year old son, Gavin, who recently passed away from a sudden rare disease. When I asked her about this she wrote, "I would love a Gavin Ray. They are our angels and the ocean is our church."