Manta Ray Blog

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...

Be a Carrier of Kindness

Be a Carrier of Kindness

It’s very hard to wrap your head around the changes the world has seen since our last post about the Coronavirus in Hawaii. Besides adapting to a new “normal” almost daily, many feelings have bubbled up: confusion, uncertainty, denial, sadness, grief, and anger (to...

Is this Manta Ray Really Pink?

Is this Manta Ray Really Pink?

A pink manta ray – is this for real or #FakeNews? A recent viral story about a pink manta ray prompted several Manta Ray Advocates community members to inquire if this is a true story. In many years with the manta rays I’ve only seen variations of black, white,...

Where to See Manta Rays in Aquariums

Where to See Manta Rays in Aquariums

“Have you ever seen a manta ray before?” is one of the first questions we like to ask participants at our manta experience. Most often the answer is YES: “at Sea World”, “in the Maui Aquarium”, “at Monterey Bay” or “on TV 🙂 ”. With many rays in the ocean like the...

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