Cousteau Ray

Cousteau Ray was identified on July 7, 1997 at Manta Village. He was approximately 6 feet wide but has matured to 9 feet wing tip to wing tip.

Cousteau Ray was seen regularly at the manta experience until 2014.

 

SPECIES

Mobula Alfredi (reef)

GENDER

Male

WINGSPAN

9 feet

MARKINGS

Markings have the shape of the letter "N" and spots under his gills that resembles a small circle.

IDENTIFICATION DATE

07/07/1997

Cousteau Ray'S MARKINGS

The markings on Cousteau have the shape of the letter "N". He also has a group of spots under his gills that resembles a small circle.

How was Cousteau Ray Named?

He is named after Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the world-famous explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie française (Wikipedia). Thanks to his incredible efforts we are able to scuba dive today!

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