I simply cannot wait till Friday for this one. How I do LOVE charismatic megafauna!
2 comments to Manta Absconds With $5000 Camera
Poor thing. Its a bit of a design flaw with mantas, unfortunately. Those cephalic lobes do tend to get hooked on stuff, and the ensuing panic swim usually just makes it worse; what they really need to do is back up.
I believe more than one commercial diver has lost their life in the Gulf of Mexico because a passing manta hooked their surface supply or comm cable and took them for a short and fatal ride
[...] up with cartilagenous fish and cameras? First a manta ray absconds with a $5000 dive camera. Now a Porbeagle shark bares his pearly-whites on film off the cold, murky waters off Eastport, [...]