Manta Ray Species

stricken giant manta ray ‘asks’ swimmers for help
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Amazing moment stricken giant manta ray 'asks' swimmers for help removing giant fishing hook lodged under its eye This footage captures the moment a giant manta ray turned to divers to save her after large fishing hooks got lodged under her eye. Manta Ray Called Freckles The three-metre-wide manta ray, nicknamed Freckles, can be seen approaching the group on Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. She flips over in the water, revealing several metal hooks dangerously embedded close to her right eye. Underwater photographer Jake Wilton knew he had to act quickly “or she would have been in big trouble,” he said following the heartwarming rescue. 'She got closer and closer and then started unfurling to present the eye to me', said diver Jake Wilton. He told British marine biologist and broadcaster Monty Halls: “I’m often guiding snorkellers in the area and it’s as if she recognised me and was trusting me to help her. [...]
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