Extraordinary footage shows manta ray appealing to diver for help

13 July, 2019, 23:55 | Author: Wade Massey
  • The manta ray looked as though it approached the diver for help. Credit Monty Halls  Ningaloo Marine Interactions

Jake Wilton, an underwater photographer who guides tourists through the Australian Ningaloo Bay, discovered the popular animal, called "freckles", in distress. The manta ray is seen heading to Wilton, again and again, to show the fish hooks under its eyes.

"I think the manta knew that Jake was trying to get the hooks out", Halls told NBC News. "I went down for a few dives to see how she'd react to us being close to her".

The manta ray remained calm with his close proximity, and Wilton said it "stayed completely still in the water", allowing him to remove the hooks.

Monty Halls of the United Kingdom was among a group of freedivers exploring Ningaloo Reef with Ningaloo Marine Interactions when he witnessed the encounter with guide Jake Wilton, calling it "one of the best things I've ever seen underwater".

One of the divers removed the hooks after several attempts, and footage of the unusual meeting has gone viral.

British biologist Monty Halls, who filmed the May 24 encounter, said that the manta ray appeared to put a lot of trust in the diver.

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Jake kept going back and forth. Wilton told The Independent, "She got closer and closer and then started unfurling to present the eye to me".

"Jake went down again and again and again", he said. Manta rays are not as harmful to humans because they do not have a spike like the stingrays.

Freckles have also been exposed to a significant risk of blindness when the hooks have moved.

The rare sight is believed to be one of the first times the world's largest living fish, which migrate up the WA coast every year to the tropical waters of the Ningaloo Reef, have been observed mating.

Coral Bay, located along a section of Ningaloo Reef, is one of the best places in the world to swim with manta rays that gather in large numbers all year round. Dead Humpback Whale Found in Amazon Jungle!

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