A Manta for My Mommy


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Posted by Ken Kurtis on February 21, 2003 at 10:40:51:

If I've done this right, you should be looking at a picture of Frances the Manta cruising through the Valley of the Rays in Yap.

I shot her last year when I was in Yap and only last week sent the picture to Bill Acker, owner of Manta Ray Bay Resort where we stayed. He e-mailed back saying it that it's a previously un-identified ray (the rays are ID'd by their underbelly markings), and the tradition is that he who first photos the ray gets to choose the name. Since Bill told me this was a female, I decided that my mom should get the honors.

Now the trick will be to see if I can find Frances when I got back to Yap this May.

Ken Kurtis
NAUI Instr. #5936
Co-owner, Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Beverly Hills, CA




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