September 26, 2004

Wounded manta

The hundred mantas were lining again in several small groups. I bumped again into the wounded manta that has 2 hooks in her right wing and a trailing fishing line. I still did not have any knife to attempt some quick line cutting.

#29: Location: Manta Avenue, SI: 19h05min, Max. Depth: 32.8m, Time: 62min
#30: Location: Manta Avenue, SI: 0h44min, Max. Depth: 10.5m, Time: 76min
#31: Location: Manta Avenue, SI: 3h31min, Max. Depth: 20.0m, Time: 103min

Goby on sea fan Soft coral Soft coral Manta ray - manta birostris - Manta ray - manta birostris - Manta ray - manta birostris - Manta ray - manta birostris - Manta ray - manta birostris - Manta ray - Manta birostris - feeding at the surface Manta ray - Manta birostris - feeding at the surface Whip Goby - Bryaninops yongei - male/female pair on the seawhip Cirripathes anguina

 
Posted by stephane at September 26, 2004 09:47 PM
Comments

Aha -- there's the twin whip goby shot. Great shot!! You really got Bob jealous with that one. He really started looking for whip gobies after he saw that shot.

Posted by: Mike Stallings on October 14, 2004 07:52 PM