Re: NANFA-- mystery photo

Jay DeLong (
Mon, 31 Mar 2003 22:10:25 -0800

At 11:49 PM 3/31/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>The manta I saw was wider accross than the 14 foot jon boat i was in was
>long. it's wing tips came up at least three feet out of the water. It was
>stark black and white. when I first saw the wing tips i thought it was a
>killer whale dorsal fin!

These were smaller. At first we thought they were sea turtles. Now and
then we'd get lucky and be looking in the right direction when a ray leaped
from the water and flipped, showing a black back and white underside
twisting in the air before crashing back down. Here is a manta of about
the same size which was cut up by fishermen:

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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