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Are Manta Rays Facing Extinction?

Are Manta Rays Facing Extinction?

Manta rays are a threatened species, but there is a lot more to it. There are different species of mantas to distinguish between. Additionally, there’s a difference between a “threatened” species and an “endangered” species.  In the following article, we’ll talk...

Coronavirus in Hawaii

Coronavirus in Hawaii

UPDATE IX July 13, 2020: Last week’s rumors were confirmed today that the strict 14-day quarantine will be extended at least until the end of August. The state will delay reopening of Hawaii’s tourism industry with a traveler pre-testing program, Gov. David Ige...

What and How do Manta Rays Eat?

What and How do Manta Rays Eat?

Considering the immense size of manta rays, it’s clear they’ll have to eat a lot to sustain themselves.  In this article, we’ll dive into what manta rays eat – how much of it they need to eat – and the techniques they use to feed. Note: I have also...

Protecting Manta Rays in Hawaii

Protecting Manta Rays in Hawaii

Hawaii offers the amazing opportunity to experience manta rays in their natural environment. Manta rays have been attracted to the lighted viewing areas along the Kona coast for over 30 years; it’s a unique ocean adventure for travelers from all around the world. This...

How Can You Tell Individual Manta Rays Apart?

How Can You Tell Individual Manta Rays Apart?

For most visitors, all manta rays look alike. For the trained eye, however, there are several ways to tell which manta rays we’re observing; over thirty years of experience now makes it possible for us to recognise most of the local gentle giants without too...

Do Mantas Interact with other Sea Life?

Do Mantas Interact with other Sea Life?

“Are manta rays aggressive?” and “Do manta rays interact with other sea life?” belong to the most frequently asked questions we get during preparation for the manta swim. Mantas do not have teeth, a stinger, or a barb. Their defense from predators is to...

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