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Christian Ray
image by E. Ryan Leinbach 2014/09/17
Number: 229
Name: Christian
Sex: Unknown
Current Size: ~3.5'
Last Sighting: September 17, 2014
First Size: ~3.5'
First Sighting: September 17, 2014
Christian Ray was trailing 33 feet of fishing line and three hooks with weights when first seen. I was able to remove everything but a large olua hook. I would like to name her Christian after fellow Manta Advocate Christian Stoffelsen. The manta is about 3/12 feet across and gender needs to be determined. Christian was shy at first but stayed around to let me untangle the fishing line around it's fin.