Grayer was identified on August 24th, 2008 during a day dive at Honokohau Harbor. He was approximately 7 feet across.
He was a very shy manta ray at first and stayed close to the bottom and away from the “action” and other mantas. One night in September 2009 he was the only manta ray at Manta Heaven and it was his break-thru in getting comfortable with the bubbles and lights. Today he is one of our main “performers” at the manta experience.
DESCRIPTION OF MARKINGS
Grayer has a “V” spot pattern. His “V” is made up of three big smooth strokes. One large peculiar spot on his right side which is accompanied by two more on the left.
August 24th, 2008
SIZE OF WINGSPAN
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