In August of 2007, Dionne Ray was identified by and named after Dionne Miller while snorkeling with her husband Douglas.
Dionne Ray has been spotted only a few times and one of those was in 2010. She was very shy and got spooked when approached but she was close enough to confirm her gender as it was still unknown.
During the Kickstarter campaign for Martina Wing’s children book “Notch, the rescued dolphin” we connected with Douglas Miller and learned about the sad news that namesake Dionne Miller had passed away in December of 2016. Douglas stated: “My wife and that manta are connected and inseparable. She always considered manta Dionne her fish sister and loved her so much.”
Douglas wondered if there was a way to bring Dionne Ray into the storyline as he knew that it is full of real-life characters like Big Bertha, Waimanu, and Laverne. What a fantastic idea and we are thrilled that Dionne Ray made it into the opening pages of the book. Can you spot her?
DESCRIPTION OF MARKINGS
Dionne Ray has the letter “C” within her spot pattern plus 3x dots and a zig-zag on the left side.
SIZE OF WINGSPAN
OUR MISSION IS TO SERVE, EDUCATE, AND SHARE WITH PASSION
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