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


10/10/10 2:55 AM
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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 <img src="/images/phone/post_tag.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


The wife and I were snorkeling off Nassau in just a few feet of water. A little two footer went right under us. That was pretty freaky. And cool.
10/10/10 2:58 AM
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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...


It had to be some instinct or something. We were not far into cutting it up when it gave birth. It was still alive.
10/10/10 6:12 AM
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....... and they killed it.
10/10/10 9:47 AM
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Steve swam over one.

The rays instinctively shoot up the barb when a shadow appears over them.

I've seen it many times as a kid when the sail of my boat went over them.
10/10/10 10:57 AM
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10/10/10 12:17 PM
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The little ones are friendly as hell.   Rub up against you to get food.



Thats what Steve Erwin thought.


It was a black debil ray....
10/10/10 12:25 PM
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lesnarfan98 - a fellow fisherman pulled out a 4' ray off the pier.


How does he pull a 4' out of the pier? I'd imagine even at that size it is still several hundred pounds heavy?
10/10/10 2:12 PM
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 those things are amazing. now that is a sea monster by definition.
10/10/10 2:28 PM
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gregbrady - lol @ the big game hunters in Africa thinking they're badass. What about a 5k pound animals bitches?


elephant
hippo
rhino

please stop posting


lol yah but none of those have scary names like "devil ray"



Elephants, rhinos, and hippos do not sneak up from underneath you
10/10/10 3:01 PM
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That will teach him to fish off Innsmouth.

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