Cara Ray

Cara Ray was identified in July 2005 at Manta Village She was approximately 6 feet wide but has grown to 10-12 feet.

Cara was first seen at Manta Village, but today she is a regular at the Manta Heaven site.

When she was first sighted she was not a shy manta and quickly learned the routine. While most new mantas will stay at Manta Village for several months, Cara was “off to greener pastures” within a month.

She seems to prefer snorkelers to scuba divers and often makes them “scream” with excitement. She will also grace the divers with her presence if the plankton is right.

She is a bold manta ray that “knows the program”.

 

SPECIES

Mobula Alfredi (reef)

GENDER

Female

WINGSPAN

10-12 feet

MARKINGS

W with gaps + small dot

IDENTIFICATION DATE

07/01/2005

Cara Ray'S MARKINGS

Cara's has a W pattern with serration/gaps on left and right sides. She also has a small dot above the middle of her W.

Cara Ray's Injuries/scarring

On her upper right wing she has a cut/scar from fishing line.

IMAGES OF Cara Ray

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Scarring from a fishing hook injury on Cara Ray

Cara Ray was injured by a fishing hook. She now has a scar on her upper right wing.

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