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Sugar Ray

Image from video by Keller Laros

Number: 56
Name: Sugar Ray
Sex: Male
Current Size: 6'-7'
Last Sighting: ongoing
First Size: unknown
First Sighting: August 2000
Sugar Ray is a male manta first sighted at Ho'ona Bay /Garden Eels in August 2000. He was about 6-7' across when he was first identified and probably quite young because his claspers were small and still developing. He shows up regularly on the Kona Manta Ray Night Dive. In June 2002 he was the first manta ray tagged in a research project headed by Tim Clark of the University of Hawaii.