Angelika Ray was first identified September 1, 2008 at Manta Village by James Wing and she was about 4 feet across.
She is a courageous manta ray as she was flipping belly to belly with snorkelers within two weeks of first being sited. It takes most mantas a lot longer, but she learned quickly that lights = food. To this day we have not seen a manta ray warm up to the bubbles/light situation as quickly as she did.
Angelika Ray gave many people a great encounter during the manta experience. Although she has not been seen in a few years now, we are hopeful that she will return one day soon.
Her namesake is Martina Wing’s sister Angelika.
DESCRIPTION OF MARKINGS
Angelika’s spot pattern has 4x peaks that come up on her main marking. There are also dots above that correspond with each of the peaks.
September 1, 2008
SIZE OF WINGSPAN
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