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Image from video by Keller Laros
Number: 44
Name: Lightning
Sex: Male
Current Size: {Size}
Last Sighting: Nov 1,2004
First Size: 7-8 feet
First Sighting: Nov 1999

Lightning is easily identified by his single chest stripe that resembles a lightning bolt. He was first identified as a female manta in Garden Eel Cove in November 1999, however later photos revealed claspers meaning he was just too young to "show" when first encountered.

Here is a 2nd photo of Lightning, the original taken in 1999: