Mangled manta could show need for regulation in popular tourist activity
By Meghan Miner Murray Special to West Hawaii Today | Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 12:05 a.m.
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The manta injured March 11 an 8-foot, 8-year-old male named Eli, is a regular visitor to the manta site and was first spotted at the Keauhou Bay site in December 2010. (Keller Laros/Special to West Hawaii Today)
Injuries to the manta, an 8-foot, 8-year-old male named Eli, are shown. (Keller Laros/Special to West Hawaii Today)
MAKAKO BAY — Last week, one of Kona’s most popular attractions took a literal hit.