LouLou Ray was identified on December 11, 2016 by Kona-based divemaster David Marchand of Kona Diving Company. She was about 6 feet across and looked perfect.
Her namesake is David’s grandmother LouLou who turned 90 that year.
At the end of 2020, LouLou Ray was sighted again – and we learned that she swam 55 miles (which is pretty exceptional, as we always thought reef mantas only swam about 30 miles up and down the coast). Watch the video we posted in the Manta Ray Advocates community (the Facebook group)!
LouLou Ray’s Individual Markings
LouLou Ray simply has 5x small dots on her underside.
When Was She Identified?
This adventurous manta ray was first sighted on December 11, 2016
Her wingspan measures about 6-7 feet
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