Category Archives: Moby the Manta Ray

Meet the Pink Manta Ray!

Yes, I’m really pink. My belly is pink, whereas in “normal” manta rays their belly is white with black spots and splotches on it. I’ve been nicknamed “Inspector Clouseau” from the movies and tv program called the Pink Panther. You … Continue reading

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Manta Rays Have Social Lives!

Hee, hee. Did you know manta rays have a social life? I know because I AM a manta ray. My name is Molly. Humans have only studied manta rays in depth (probably) for decades. Before we were admired for being … Continue reading

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Ocean Animals and the Mirror Self Recognition Test

With recent news that the cleaner wrasse might have mirror self-recognition (MSR), I thought I’d write about the ocean animals that have MSR. Bottlenose dolphins and killer whales have MSR for certain. Possible mirror self-recognition ocean animals include manta rays … Continue reading

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My Manta Ray Encounter

This blog post won second place in the 2016 San Mateo County Fair’s Literary Contest for best blog entry! My Manta Ray Encounter From the back of the boat, I made a giant stride into the black nighttime water. Underwater, … Continue reading

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What it’s Like to SCUBA Dive: Part I

I have returned from a SCUBA diving trip to the Big Island of Hawaii, and I am inspired to share the joy of diving with those that may never learn to dive. PADI, a leading SCUBA diving organization that certifies … Continue reading

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