Hayden was first identified at Manta Village in Keauhou on June 20, 2008 by Ryan Leinbach with a wingspan of about 4-5 feet across. Today we estimate his size between 6-8 feet.
Like most young manta rays Hayden Ray was shy at first, but within a few months he warmed up to divers, snorkelers and the lights. He frequents Manta Village as well as Manta Heaven.
His namesake is Hayden Marley, son of Spencer Marley.
DESCRIPTION OF MARKINGS
Hayden’s main spot pattern forms three major peaks which then break apart into smaller dots at the top.
June 20, 2008
SIZE OF WINGSPAN
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