11-10-09

Margaux and I paddled out on the wave skis in hopes of seeing some manta rays. She had not swam with them yet.

We ended up encountering at least three of them at 4 different times. We had some gear issues and should have had long tethers for the wave skis. I saw one of the mantas invert and start swimming in circles upside down. I hadn't seen this behavior before and the white of its bottom was a challange for the camera.


Next day we went out again and a friend of Margaux's, Stephanie joined us as well. It looked like we were going to get skunked but fortunately a pair of mantas came in for cleaning and I believe they were also feeding on some jelly and other bio mass floating in the water column.