Monday, 19 January 2009

19th January 2009 Journal Photo

Today at the beach a big manta ray swam between us. I wish my camera was waterproof! What a photo it would have captured underwater!
It was massive, over a metre across, gliding gracefully along the sand on the sea bed.
I found this information on them:
Mantas are extremely curious, are fond of swimming with scuba divers and pose no threat to humans. Although they may approach humans, if touched, their mucus membrane is removed, causing lesions and infections on their skin. They will often surface to investigate boats (without engines running). They have the largest brain-to-body ratio of the sharks and rays. Mantas are known to breach the water into the air.

3 comments:

Jenneke said...

WOWWWWWWWW Mandy!!!!! What a picture!!!!! What a fish!!!!!! Can't believe it really swam between you!!!!!!!!! Isn't it a dangerous type of fish? Be careful!
And enjoy yourselves!!

jacque4u2c said...

How beautiful! Please be careful.

Wendy said...

That is a big fish!!! Isn't this one dangerous? You have a nice picture of it. Something you can scrap.