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17.04.10

Giant Mantas in Sharm El Sheikh

Giant Mantas in Sharm El SheikhSince early April our luckiest divers have reported seeing Giant Manta Rays (Manta birostris) several times per week along the coast of Sharm El Sheikh. Giant Manta Rays are distinguished from Reef Mantas by a lump behind their tail fin, and the location of their belly markings. The Giant Mantas have been spotted mainly in the Gardens, but also in Ras Mohammed National Park. In nearly all cases, our divers have seen them either at, or very close to, the surface. They seem to be feeding on the many (non-stinging) jellyfish which appear every Spring. Cath, who witnessed three Giant Mantas feeding on jellyfish at Fiddle Garden, likened this activity to ‘scooping up Jelly Baby sweets’! Thanks to Chloe Hughes for this picture. For more info about Mantas see the Marine Megafauna website.

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Camel Dive Club & Hotel
Centre of Na'ama Bay
Sharm El Sheikh
South Sinai, Egypt
Telephone: +20-69-3600700
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