Timbuktu

Timbuktu was identified on October 26, 2003 at Manta Heaven and was about 4-6 feet across.

At that time we considered him to be a grown-up male due to the size of his claspers along with being seen in courtship behavior with larger females. He has been known to bask in the “bubble bath” from the divers while waiting for plankton to form. Timbuktu frequents snorkelers and divers. He is not shy and often comes close.

SPECIES

Mobula Alfredi (reef)

GENDER

Male

WINGSPAN

9-10 feet

MARKINGS

an oval-shaped spot and a solid shape with 3x peaks

IDENTIFICATION DATE

10/26/2003

Timbuktu'S MARKINGS

Timbuktu has an oval-shaped spot and a solid shape with 3x peaks.

How was Timbuktu Named?

His namesake is after Tim Clark, a manta researcher in Hawaii.

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