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Black Diamond
image by Martina Wing 2019/06/26
Number: 288
Name: Black Diamond
Sex: Male
Current Size: ~3'-4'
Last Sighting: June 26, 2019
First Size: ~3'-4' (pup)
First Sighting: June 26, 2019

Black Diamond is a beautiful male pup that manta ray advocate Kerstin Windberg saw for the first time on June 26, 2019 at Kauna'oa Ba at approx. at 8.00PM. He was very shy and not easy to approach so we were lucky to get a picture of his markings. His size is 3-4 feet. We want to name him Black Diamond as he has a much darker dorsal side than the other mantas we know plus several "diamond" shaped spots in his ID marking. He is gorgeous.