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60 Minutes and Manta Rays – Day 2 of an Exciting Adventure

By Guy Stevens, 26th October 2011

The team spent all hours on day 2 of our adventure looking for manta rays. We dived as many times as we could, searching the wonderful Maldivian reefs for these graceful creatures. Scientist Mark Meekan brough his measuring device, that he can use for in-water measuring of moving objects, like sharks and rays (also used to measure sharks in Palau).

Allison Langdon and Dr. Mark Meekan waiting for mantas on the reef edge

Allison Langdon and Dr. Mark Meekan waiting for mantas on the reef edge

© Save Our Seas Foundation / Peter Verhoog

Still no manta rays, but great schools of fish!

Still no manta rays, but great schools of fish!

© Save Our Seas Foundation / Peter Verhoog

We were all very happy to see these healthy reefs, but... where are they???

We were all very happy to see these healthy reefs, but… where are they???

© Save Our Seas Foundation / Peter Verhoog

We were not the only ones waiting out there...

We were not the only ones waiting out there…

© Save Our Seas Foundation / Peter Verhoog

Even remoras can get desperate...

Even remoras can get desperate…

© Save Our Seas Foundation / Peter Verhoog

So day 2 was a day without mantas, unfortunately. Life is not always easy here. But I can already promise you some really spectacular shots for tomorrow!

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