Introducing this gentle giant ‘Coral Guardian’. This Manta Ray (Mobula alfredi) came to visit Reef Ecologic crew and volunteers from Ocean Rafting after outplanting over 650 corals in Manta Ray Bay as part of the Whitsunday Restoration Project.
The individual belly markings uniquely identify each Manta like a fingerprint. The Crew at Reef Ecologic submitted these incredible photos taken by Gemma Molinaro Photography to the Project Manta database to discover this individual was a new sighting to the network! They suitably named this young juvenile male ‘Coral Guardian’ in honour of the project!