Cousteau Ray was identified on July 7, 1997 at Manta Village. He was approximately 6 feet wide but has matured to 9 feet wing tip to wing tip.
He is named after Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the world-famous explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie française (Wikipedia). Thanks to his incredible efforts we are able to scuba dive today!
Cousteau Ray was seen regularly at the manta experience until 2014.
DESCRIPTION OF MARKINGS
The markings on Cousteau have the shape of the letter “N”. He also has a group of spots under his gills that resembles a small circle.
July 7, 1997
SIZE OF WINGSPAN
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