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World’s only pink manta ray

There are rare animals, and then there are those that are completely one-of-a-kind. This pink manta ray belongs to the latter, distinguished group. Inspector Clouseau is the world’s only known pink manta ray, first spotted in 2015. Named for the inspector in the Pink Panther movies, sightings of Clouseau are incredibly rare. That’s what makes this most recent close-up photo, captured by photographer Kristian Laine off Australia’s Lady Elliot Island, so special. Laine told Australian Geograph...
Tags: Travel, Australia, All, Manta, Australian Geographic, Laine, Manta Rays, Elliot Island, Kristian Laine, Kristian @kristianlainephotography, Project Manta


Uraling to Picacho Peak and ironwood Forest National Monument

First sunrise from the BLM campsite near Marana, AZ Soon as temperatures got into the mid 40s, I geared up and rode the 16 miles or so to the Picacho Peak State Park as the morning light was highlighting it nicely: I should have researched it a bit more because, the park is basically a hiking park in that what roads do exist are to either lead you to trail head parking on the campground.  Note: the campground appeared more than 3/4 full as I rode by.Picacho Peak, imposing and eye-catching fr...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, BLM, Red Rock, Fiona, Shell Gas Station, Marana, Wolcott, Manta Rays, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, URRV, Silverbell, Picacho Peak State Park, Sacos Road, Silverbell Road


Manta Rays and Whale Sharks Are Consuming a Staggering Amount of Plastic

Manta rays and whale sharks are among the largest filter-feeding fishes on the planet. To power their bulk, they sieve massive quantities of plankton out of the water. But new research off the coast of Indonesia suggests their meals come with an unwanted garnish: an alarming amount of plastic waste .Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Ocean Plastic, Plastic Pollution, Manta, Whale Sharks, Manta Rays


Baby Giant Manta Rays Grow up Together in This Newly Discovered Nursery

Marine biologist Joshua Stewart was scuba diving in the Gulf of Mexico when he spotted a baby manta ray—an unexpected find, given that juveniles are extremely rare and seldom observed by humans.Read more...
Tags: Science, Conservation, Oceans, Gulf of Mexico, Marine Biology, Manta Rays, Joshua Stewart, Baby Giant Manta Rays


Best Things To Do On The Big Island Of Hawaii!

Things To Do On The Big Island Travel Tips I’ve wanted to visit the Big Island of Hawaii for years, mainly because of the Kilauea volcano. But there’s so many other cool things to do on Hawai’i! Here are some of my favorites. Did you know I once lived in Hawaii? On the island of Oahu, for a year back in college. Oahu is the most popular and busiest Hawaiian island, but The Big Island of Hawai’i is the largest, and incredibly it’s still growing! When I lived on Oahu, I was a broke college stud...
Tags: Minnesota, United States, Hawaii, Connecticut, Pele, Miami, Anna, Kilauea, Mount Everest, National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, National Park Service, Mauna Loa, Hawai, Honolulu


Adventures On The Big Island Of Hawaii (Plus Red Hot Magma!)

Things To Do On The Big Island Travel Tips I’ve wanted to visit the Big Island of Hawaii for years, mainly because of the Kilauea volcano. But there’s so many other cool things to do there too! Here are some of my favorites. Did you know I once lived in Hawaii? On the island of Oahu, for a year back in college. Oahu is the most popular and busiest Hawaiian island, but The Big Island of Hawai’i is the largest, and incredibly it’s still growing! When I lived on Oahu, I was a broke college stude...
Tags: Minnesota, United States, Hawaii, Connecticut, Pele, Miami, Anna, Kilauea, Mount Everest, National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, National Park Service, Mauna Loa, Hawai, Honolulu


This Is Why You Need To Visit The Big Island Of Hawaii!

Things To Do On The Big Island Travel Tips I’ve wanted to visit the Big Island of Hawaii for years, mainly because of the Kilauea volcano. But there’s so many other cool things to do there too! Here are some of my favorites. Did you know I once lived in Hawaii? On the island of Oahu, for a year back in college. Oahu is the most popular and busiest Hawaiian island, but The Big Island of Hawai’i is the largest, and incredibly it’s still growing! When I lived on Oahu, I was a broke college stude...
Tags: Minnesota, United States, Hawaii, Connecticut, Pele, Miami, Anna, Kilauea, Mount Everest, National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, National Park Service, Mauna Loa, Hawai, Honolulu


Why You Need To Visit The Big Island Of Hawaii!

Things To Do On The Big Island Travel Tips I’ve wanted to visit the Big Island of Hawaii for years, mainly because of the Kilauea volcano. But there’s so many other cool things to do there too! Here are some of my favorites. Did you know I once lived in Hawaii? On the island of Oahu, for a year back in college. Oahu is the most popular and busiest Hawaiian island, but The Big Island of Hawai’i is the largest, and incredibly it’s still growing! When I lived on Oahu, I was a broke college stude...
Tags: Minnesota, United States, Hawaii, Connecticut, Pele, Miami, Anna, Kilauea, Mount Everest, National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, National Park Service, Mauna Loa, Hawai, Honolulu


Microplastic pollution poses particular threat to filter-feeding rays, sharks and whales

Microplastics pose a huge threat to aquatic life – particularly large filter feeders such as whale sharks, manta rays, and baleen whales. Filter feeders are at high risk because of their constant sifting through ocean water to capture their micro-plankton prey. These large creatures play an important role in oceanic ecosystems and huge problems in the food chain could arise if they were to become threatened or even extinct due to escalating threats. A new study by an international team of rese...
Tags: Science, Design, News, Animals, Pollution, Oceans, Ocean, Plastic, Whales, Gulf of Mexico, Coral Triangle, Nature / Environment, Environmental Destruction, Iucn, Mediterranean Sea, Whale Sharks


20 Beautiful Places to Visit in Hawaii on a Family Vacation

This is a sponsored post by our partner Expedia and contains affiliate links. Winter has arrived in the US and after returning home to North Carolina from a fantastic but COLD 12 days in New York City I’m already longing for some warmth. Us Aussies aren’t built for long winters and our Christmas time is typically about summer activities and days on the beach! As for you North Americans who like to escape the cold for a week or two, I can’t help but suggest Hawaii as a great all-year-roun...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Cook, Australia, New York City, US, America, Ireland, Hawaii, Arizona, Hilton, Norfolk, North America, Road, North Carolina, Kilauea


How to visit Nusa Penida

NUSA PENIDA is the lesser known and lesser visited, but largest of three islands off the southeastern coast of Bali, Indonesia. An unofficial bird sanctuary for endangered Balinese and Indonesian bird species, Nusa Penida has successfully prevented the Bali Starling’s extinction — the locals actively protect the birds. It is an offense to threaten the life of any of these creatures. Many people come to Nusa Penida to escape the crowds — and immerse themselves in nature and local hospitality. It...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Indonesia, Bali Indonesia, All, Nusa Penida, Sanur Beach, Manta Rays, Padang Bai, Bali Starling, Benoa Harbour What, Bali There


Snorkeling With Manta Rays

A few months prior my friend and coworker Lisa approached me about visiting Hawaii's Big Island. Her family owned a condominium just outside of KailuaKona and would be selling it this year. So for one last hurrah she asked both Kevin and I to join he
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Big Island, Kevin, Lisa, Manta Rays, KailuaKona


I Took An Adult Gap Year, I've Never Been Happier

Exactly one year ago, I found myself seriously facing the decision to either follow my newly-found passion for traveling, or pay rent. I couldn’t do both, because I literally only had enough money for one or the other. Since it had taken me twenty seven years to even discover this passion, and a full year after that to convince myself I could travel longer than two weeks, I ended up saying f**k it, and opting for Asia over my studio apartment in West Hollywood. It was more than just my sudden w...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Europe, Florida, News, Indonesia, Australia, La, India, Earth, Egypt, Antarctica, New Zealand, Croatia, Maldives, Bahamas


Hawaii Video 3 – Punalu’u Black Sand Beach and Swimming with Manta Rays

In video 3 from the Big Island of Hawaii, we set foot on famous Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, visit Pu’uhonua O Honaunau Park, and go swimming with the manta rays at Keauhou Bay on the Kona Coast which was AMAZING!!! And stay tuned, we have lots of USA videos coming! Watch the video below, or watch it over on our YouTube channel here. NOTES: Where we stayed in Kona: https://booki.ng/2p7OJmb Subscribe to us on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/2oQVdm9 Learn more about our USA trip here: https://w...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Hawaii, North America, Destinations, Big Island, Travel Videos, Kona, Punalu u Black Sand Beach, Kona Coast, Manta Rays, Keauhou Bay, America Unplugged, Hawaii Travel Videos, USA Travel Videos, Hawaii Video


In search of whales

In search of whales Far out in the Pacific Ocean, my dream to dive with the magnificent humpback whales comes true.   Text and photographs by Anuar Patjane I had always dreamed of the day I could dive with humpback whales. Diving from an early age, over the years I have embarked on many expeditions which focused on this very unlikely and privileged event. In this story I share a short account of the last two attempts we made out in the Pacific Ocean, and th...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Whales, Diving, Pacific Ocean, Photo Essay, Underwater, All, Cabo San Lucas Mexico, Socorro Island, San José del Cabo, Manta Rays, Anuar Patjane, Roca Partida, Socorro, Sea Creatures


Stunning Photographs Show An Adventurer Swimming With Giant Manta Rays At Night

Sarah Lee/Caters News Agency In her latest daring adventure, Alison Teal (previously featured) set out in the middle of the night to free dive with Manta Rays off the coast of Hawaii. Using only hand held dive lights, Alison dove over 50 feet down being careful never to touch the mantas as they fed off the plankton in the light streams. Sarah Lee/Caters News Agency Sarah Lee/Caters News Agency Sarah Lee/Caters News Agency Sarah Lee/Caters News Agency Sarah Lee/Caters News Agency Sarah ...
Tags: Photography, Design, Hawaii, Sarah Lee, Alison, Giant Manta Rays, Manta Rays, Alison Teal


Tuesday's Morning Email: Federal Appeals Court To Hear Arguments On Travel Ban Today

TOP STORIES (And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here.) U.S. FEDERAL APPEALS COURT TO HEAR TESTIMONY ON TRUMP’S TRAVEL BAN Lawyers for the states of Washington and Minnesota and the Justice Department will argue whether President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order should remain shelved today. Take a look at John Kerry and Madeline Albright’s legal argument against the travel ban, which they say will further threaten national security instead of strengthening it. ...
Tags: Amazon, News, Minnesota, Bali, Washington, White House, Hillary Clinton, John Bercow, Anderson Cooper, Al Qaeda, John Kerry, Britney Spears, Audi, Yemen, Donald Trump, Martellus Bennett


Diving at Komodo Island

For scuba divers, one of the ultimate experiences is doing some diving at Komodo Island which is highly rated as one of the must-dive sites in the world. Many have heard about this mystical place which is home to the largest living lizard in the world - The Komodo Dragon, which is found on a number of islands in the Komodo National Park, namely on Komodo Island and Rinca Island. Before you go on, I would like to credit my appreciation to GotMuck.com for the amazing header image of one of the...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Featured, Bali, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore, US, Diving, Skyscanner, Scuba Diving, Flores, Komodo Island, How To Go To Komodo Island, Labuan Bajo, Wonderful Indonesia


Beautiful Sea Song home in California is completely self-sustaining

The residence is located on a cantilevered podium in Big Sur on the coast of California. Flowing parallel to the existing topography, the pavilions are evocative of marine life, ranging from sea shells, crustaceans and Manta Rays. A full array of sustainable techniques was deployed in the design of the building which recently won first place at the International Design Awards. Related: Northern California Church Boasts One of the Largest Rainwater-Collection Systems in the U.S. Thanks to the ...
Tags: Design, California, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, Green Design, Green Architecture, Net-zero Energy, Net Zero, Rainwater Harvesting, Big Sur, Manta Rays, Pavilions, Xeriscaping


Top Things To Do In Kona, Hawaii

Once the home of ancient, Hawaiian kings, Kona has never lost its sought after status even to this day. Protected by mountains and rarely seeing poor weather, this city on the Big Island of Hawaii is full of adventure, experience and an ideal way of life for people who have come to live and travel here over the years. More of a tiny sea port than a city; Kona has a laid back atmosphere and is well known for snorkeling, coffee plantations, sport fishing and soaking up the sun rays. If you plan on...
Tags: News, Hawaii, Huffington Post, Big Island, Kona, Hawaiian Islands, McSweeney, Kona Hawaii, Manta Rays, Hamakua Coast, Shannon Ullman


Top Things to Do in Bali: Unique Tourist Attractions

The top things to do in Bali – tourist attractions brings sights of romantic honeymoons and exotic escapes. So unique is this island that some travelers think it is an independent country. But Bali is part of Indonesia: a kaleidoscope of tribal cultures and fascinating history. You won’t believe the different things to do in Indonesia. Unlike the Muslim majority of the country, most Balinese practice a unique version of Hinduism. Its religious background certainly set the stage for the developme...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Indonesia, Spain, East Coast, Ubud, Blanco, USAT, Tulamben, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, South Bali, Ubud Palace, Manta Rays


Sole (known) survivor – the 1973 Motion Manta Ray

1973 Motion Manta Ray. Photos courtesy Mecum Auctions. By 1973, the golden age of the American muscle car had come to an inglorious end. On New York’s Long Island, Baldwin Chevrolet had changed hands and was largely out of the modified new car business, but Motion Performance soldiered on, creating one last radically styled Corvette in the form of the Motion Manta Ray. Just three examples were built in total, of which one was crashed when new and one was later lost to history. That makes the 1...
Tags: New York, California, Shows, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Auctions, Tennessee, Gm, Autos, Chevy, Corvette, Ray, Manta, Joel, Harrisburg


LaserMax Announces New AR Weaponlight

Those seeking illumination now have one more option to consider. LaserMax, typically known for their lasers and rapid expansion into the weapon-light sector has announced the physical debut of their “Manta-Ray” series of weapon-lights. The Manta-Rays will be available for purchase at the NRA Annual Meeting show floor. As one would suspect with the name, the Manta-Ray […] Read More … The post LaserMax Announces New AR Weaponlight appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Companies, Daily News, Nra, Manta, Manta Ray, Manta Rays, NRA Annual Meeting, New Release, Rails, LaserMax, WeaponLight, MantaRay


Chris Pratt Takes You on a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Set Tour – You Know, For Charity

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been quietly filming for some time now, with only the occasional Sylvester Stallone sighting reminding us that the next adventure of Marvel’s motley band of space scoundrels is only a year and change away. But now, we have our first proper and official report straight from the set. Heck, straight from Star-Lord himself. A new video featuring Chris Pratt has arrived online, in which the always-endearing actor takes us on a tour of the film’s set. But there’s an...
Tags: Sequels, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Sylvester Stallone, Chris Pratt, James Gunn, Unicef, Marvel Studios, Omaze, Atlanta Georgia, Pratt, Manta Rays, Comic Book/Superhero, Behind the Scenes Footage, Lake Stevens Boys and Girls Club, Lake Stevens Washington Pratt


Watch Out Humans, Manta Rays May Be Self-Aware

Very few animals are capable of recognizing themselves in the mirror. New research suggests that manta rays are capable of this unique cognitive feat—a possible sign that these fish are self-aware. Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Animal Behavior, Self-awareness, Cognition, Giant Manta Rays, Manta Rays, Animal Intelligence, Mirror Test, Self-directed Behaviors, Elasmobranchs


Manta Rays Get Crittercams for First Time Ever

Suction cup cameras allow scientists to observe elusive manta behavior, which may help conservationists protect the threatened animals.
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