Amanda Ray

Amanda Ray was identified on October 22, 2012, at Manta Village by Amanda Pettit. She was approximately 4 feet wide but has grown to 8 feet since then.

She is seen quite frequently. Even though Amanda is young, she was running for 1st place manta in our 2013 annual sighting statistics. She feeds almost every night at the Sheraton Keauhou. She is not shy and loves to be where the food is!

SPECIES

Mobula Alfredi (reef)

GENDER

Female

WINGSPAN

6-8 feet

MARKINGS

Butterfly + 2 spots

IDENTIFIED BY

Amanda Pettit

IDENTIFICATION DATE

10/22/2012

Amanda Ray'S MARKINGS

Amanda Ray's spot pattern looks like a butterfly with two spots above.

Amanda Ray's Injuries/scarring

She has a bent right wing tip, which is an injury from fishing line.

How was Amanda Ray Named?

The person who identified Amanda Ray was called Amanda!

We also love the play on words – “Amanda Ray the Manta Ray”.

IMAGES OF Amanda Ray

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Amanda Ray in 2018

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Amanda Ray's bent wing tip

Amanda Ray has a bent right wing tip, which is an injury from fishing line.

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Amanda Ray in 2018

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Amanda Ray in 2018

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Amanda Ray in 2018
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Amanda Ray's injured wing tip
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3 Comments

  1. Paulo Mesaros

    Saw Amanda Ray tonight (5/31/23) at Manta Village! Comes right up and says hello again and again! Very hungry girl and not shy at all! So cool to see her.

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  2. Lily

    We saw Amanda last night and she was awesome. She loved getting as close to the board as possible and stuck around for 45 minutes. So glad we got to see her.

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    • Martina Wing

      Wonderful news. Amanda Ray loves close-ups for sure 😎🎉😊

      Reply

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