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Michelle Obama
image by Kelvin Dale 2017/01/07
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Number: 112
Name: Michelle Obama
Sex: Female
Current Size: ~4'
Last Sighting: January 7, 2017
First Size: ~4'
Date of First Sighting: January 7, 2017
Sighted By: Kelvin Dale
Location ID'ed: Wailea Point

Comments: In honor of President Obama’s expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Hawaiian Archipelago, I would like to name the Manta Ray “Michelle Obama”. "Michelle Obama” was photographed off of Wailea Point, Maui on January 7, 2017. She is approximately 4 feet wide and 3 feet long and was swimming alone at the time in about 20 feet of water.