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Maui Manta Ray Identification Project
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image by Karolle Wall 2018/10/31
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Number: 129
Name: Maluhia
Sex: Male
Current Size: ~6'9"
Last Sighting: October 31, 2018
First Size: ~6'9"
Date of First Sighting: October 31, 2018
Sighted By: W. Keys et al
Location ID'ed: Ahihi Kina'u Reserve

Comments: This young male Manta came in very close to shore to get cleaned and calmly swam around one coral mound for over an hour. Photos by W. Keys and Karolle Wall. Judith Haggar chose the name Maluhia as it means Peaceful in Hawaiian.