Green Musings of an Eco Resort

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

that's not just any ray, it's a MANTA RAY!

If you've spent time here at Maho this winter you've probably heard stories or even seen one of the "resident" Manta Rays here on the North Shore. It's been quite a treat for us this season, as they seem to be calling Francis, Little Maho and Big Maho their home. We know there are at least 2 out there on most days, frolicking and "flying" through the water with the aid of their large wing spans.

If you're down here this season all you need is a mask and snorkel and perhaps a little luck. If you're the type that likes to keep distance between yourself and animals that are larger than you then try bringing a pair of binoculars and searching from your Harmony unit; they can easily be seen on clear days in the water swimming around Big Maho. Yet another option would be to rent a paddle board or go for a sail on the Heron or Pepper for a close encounter while staying out of the water.

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