Mahina Ray was first identified on October 29, 2010 by Ryan Leinbach. Her wingspan was approximately 6-8 feet.
Mahina means moon in Hawaiian.
Her namesake is dive instructor Luke Mason’s daughter who was born in March 2009. We were thrilled when Ryan Leinbach identified Mahina, the ray during a daytime snorkel and a full moon phase. She was not shy during the encounter and in fact entertained the snorkelers by breaching twice!
DESCRIPTION OF MARKINGS
She has a solid marking on her underside with 1x dot & 1x stroke to the right.
October 29, 2010
SIZE OF WINGSPAN
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