5,000 lb , 20 ft wide, manta ray caught in 1933







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 I went down 1000 feet on the Cayman Trench hoping to see on of these.

EMISSARY OF CTHULU

They should have let the baby go free.

I would shit myself if I saw one swimming. Literally

definitely a spawn of Cthulu

 That is badass and I too would freakt the fuck out if I saw that swimming.

 

wtf is happening in that last pic?

looks fake as hell but its in 30's style newspaper so I will let it pass

Aren't manta rays supposed to be like dogs of the sea?

 

Manta ray




The manta ray (Manta birostris) is the largest species of the rays. The largest known specimen was more than 7.6 metres (25 ft) across, with a weight of about 2,300 kilograms (5,100 lb). It ranges throughout tropical waters of the world, typically around coral reefs. They have the largest brain-to-body ratio of the sharks, rays and skates (Elasmobranchii).[2]


Mantas have a variety of common names, including Atlantic manta, Pacific manta, devilfish, and just manta. At one time it was thought that there were many species of Manta. However, the modern scientific consensus has been that there is just one species,[3] a view supported by mitochondrial DNA studies.[4].................



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a fellow fisherman pulled out a 4' ray off the pier. We were cutting it up for bait and it gave birth to 3 or 4 baby Rays. The must have been premature. Good size, 2 or 3 lbs, but they were damn near transparent. Threw them back in the water.

Should have used them for bait. Fuck compassion. I wanna catch me a shark.

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lesnarfan98 - a fellow fisherman pulled out a 4' ray off the pier. We were cutting it up for bait and it gave birth to 3 or 4 baby Rays. The must have been premature. Good size, 2 or 3 lbs, but they were damn near transparent. Threw them back in the water.

Should have used them for bait. Fuck compassion. I wanna catch me a shark.


Imagine that from the perspective of the manta ray being cut up.

Fucking terrifying...

Giving birth before you die...

on river monsters he caught a ray and it gave birth when they had it in the net. maybe they pop babies out as a distraction, hoping to get away. i would.

I was diving around the Mayan reef near Akumal in Mexico and saw a huge one. I was in maybe 15' of water. I glanced into the deep blue water off the reef and saw a black shape coming out if the deep. It was coming right at me and it scared the shit out if me. I just kinda froze and watched it get bigger and bigger as it came at me. He saw me and veered left. I kicked a big to try to catch him and to try to touch his fin. He saw me and "flapped" his fins a couple times and effortlessly accelerated away. But to see a big black shape coming from the deep ocean will scare the shit out of you.

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lol @ the big game hunters in Africa thinking they're badass. What about a 5k pound animals bitches?

Mark1 - I was diving around the Mayan reef near Akumal in Mexico and saw a huge one. I was in maybe 15' of water. I glanced into the deep blue water off the reef and saw a black shape coming out if the deep. It was coming right at me and it scared the shit out if me. I just kinda froze and watched it get bigger and bigger as it came at me. He saw me and veered left. I kicked a big to try to catch him and to try to touch his fin. He saw me and "flapped" his fins a couple times and effortlessly accelerated away. But to see a big black shape coming from the deep ocean will scare the shit out of you. Mark Phone Post

I woulda shit right there in the water