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Live: Marine Megafauna Ai and Expedition Zoom and Facebook Live
March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
You can see mantas in many places around the world. But nowhere else boasts a population of giant mantas that literally seek out interaction with divers and snorkelers. The behavior these giant mantas exhibit is almost inexplicable. These gentle giants with a wingspan up to 20 feet consistently approach divers for intimate eye-to-eye encounters. If you are able to be calm and still in the water, you are almost sure to experience what we call “manta love.” While mantas are the reason to voyage out to Socorro, there are lots of other animals to see, including schooling hammerheads and silky sharks, plus 8 other species of sharks, bottlenose dolphins that consistently hang out with divers at certain dive sites, large schools of pelagic fish, and, in season, humpback whales.
We will be teaching youth photography, biology and data collection techniques including pattern ID of Mantas, whale sharks, tiger sharks and hammerhead sharks. Space is limited but there is room for divers interested in participating and learning actively or at their leisure.
June 12, 2022 – June 20th, 2022