manta ray

Manta rays, (Manta birostris), may be encountered at the Flower Gardens throughout the year. At least 35 individuals have been identified by Texas A&M University marine ecologist, Jeff Childs. They have identifying markings on their undersides. Image courtesy of Islands in the Stream 2001, Emma Hickerson, NOAA/OER.

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Islands in the Stream: Islands

Islands in the Stream: Islands: Flower Gardens

Living Ocean Gallery