Johnny Ray was first identified on March 12, 2009 at Manta Heaven. We estimated his wingspan then at 4-6 feet.
Johnny has only been to Manta Heaven a handful of times and not been to Manta Village. He is a shy manta ray and stays outside the light circle. He does not come near divers or snorkelers.
This manta is named after long time Kona Coast captain Johnny Coladonato.
DESCRIPTION OF MARKINGS
Johnny Ray has 4x dots and 1x brush stroke.
March 12, 2009
SIZE OF WINGSPAN
Discover Entire Manta Ray Library
OUR MISSION IS TO SERVE, EDUCATE, AND SHARE WITH PASSION
Want more manta rays in your life?
Download our free guide and amaze your friends and family members with your knowledge of the gentle giants. You’ll also get the chance to sign up for our newsletter – and get captivating underwater stories, insights on ocean conservancy, and updates on what’s happening here in Hawaii.