Friday, March 27, 2015

Cheeky Manta!

Great video!

Mantas are gentle, smart, curious and playful.
And this astounding interaction? The dude is certainly pushy, and she may have wanted to put him in his place - tho having experienced some remarkable Manta moments myself, I tend towards play behavior. Of course we'll never know - but what a fabulous, unforgettable encounter!
AND - no mermaids! :)

Story here.


MaryO said...

Hi Mike - Shawn said a few of the mantas were kind of "cheeky", but they were all curious as they probably hadn't seen a person in the water before. Some of them stayed around and played for several hours! Our Peruvian partner, Planeta Oceano, has been doing great work to train fishermen, help them with boat modifications and snorkeling equipment, work with the local tourism boards, etc. to get a manta tourism industry going there. Still a lot of work to be done, but it's looking very positive.

DaShark said...

And why am I not surprised that you are once again involved in this!

Bravo, well done and godspeed!