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Willa Mae Ray
image by Charles Babbitt 2016/09/24
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Number: 10
Name: Willa Mae Ray
Sex: Female
Current Size: ~6'
Last Sighting: September 24, 2016
First Size: ~6'
Date of First Sighting: September 24, 2016
Sighted By: Chuck Babbitt
Location ID'ed: Kaneohe Bay
Willa Mae Ray
image by Charles Babbitt 2016/09/24

Comments: We encountered a group of three rays in Kaneohe Bay at the north end of the Sandbar. There was one large one approximately 10’ across and 2 smaller rays approx. 6-7 feet across. Willa Mae Ray was one of the smaller animals. The larger one left not long after I approached but the other two, smaller animals seemed comfortable with my presence. Named after my mother Willa Mae Babbitt.