Otho Dee Ray

Otho Dee Ray was first identified on July 31, 2015, by James Wing in Kauna’oa Bay. He was about 5 feet fin tip to fin tip. He was a pup with tiny claspers but has grown to 7-8 feet already.

SPECIES

Mobula Alfredi (reef)

GENDER

Male

WINGSPAN

7-8 feet

MARKINGS

Markings resemble "two hands embrace"

IDENTIFIED BY

James Wing

IDENTIFICATION DATE

07/31/2015

Otho Dee Ray'S MARKINGS

Otho Dee's markings resemble "two hands embrace".

How was Otho Dee Ray Named?

He’s named after Jim’s brother.

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1 Comment

  1. Audrey W

    I have been lucky enough to see Otho Dee Ray a few times. But the most memorable encounter was on May 9th 2023. I just found out about some terribly tragic news earlier that day from a good mate, and I felt heavy hearted and mournful.

    Then I saw Otho Dee in the water that night. He was much slower when he swam up to feed compared to Kamala Ray. He moved with precision, was inches away from me and never touched me. Yet I felt close to him. It felt like being in the most intimate embrace; the most beautiful connection and closeness with the animal without needing physical contact at all. Being in that silent and still space with the other beings brought me a sense of peace.

    Now I know why Otho Dee Ray has the two hands embrace markings.

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