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Swimming with Manta Rays – COVID-19 Precautions

Swimming with Manta Rays – COVID-19 Precautions

After being closed for several months following the outbreak of COVID-19, Hawaii has opened up its doors for travelers again through the pre-travel program and we are excited to resume operations for our moonlight manta ray swim at the beautiful Mauna Kea Beach Hotel....

Are Manta Rays Dangerous?

Are Manta Rays Dangerous?

At Manta Ray Advocates, we refer to mantas as the ‘gentle giants of the sea’. There are many misconceptions when it comes to these marine animals, mainly due to the sheer size and shape of their body. Noticeably, the mantas possess wide cavernous mouths and a large...

Why Manta Rays Can’t Stop Swimming

Why Manta Rays Can’t Stop Swimming

Manta rays swim constantly throughout their life; their lives depend on it. If a manta were to stop swimming, it would die. Let’s explore what that means for these majestic animals!   Note: I have also recorded a video about this topic. If you prefer to...

How do Manta Rays Reproduce?

How do Manta Rays Reproduce?

There is still a great deal that isn’t fully known about the manta ray reproduction process. However, we do know mantas have a slow reproduction rate. This article aims to answer everything you ever wanted to know about manta ray reproduction… And it includes...

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 X September 16, 2020: WOOHOO! The pre-travel program will start on October 15th, 2020. Pre-travel testing enables travelers to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine if they are tested no earlier than 72 hours before their flight arrives with an FDA-approved...

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