Ultimate sponsors these satellite tags (think each tag $5K-$10K dollars!) which are placed on the mantas and track their diving depths, surfacing and GPS locations.
This tracking helps us protect mantas by knowing where their presence may have potential threats from entanglements, boats and other habitat interference.
This tag was on it’s 3rd deployment and this time was tracking a juvenile manta to learn more about their nursery areas.
Mahalo HAMER for all your efforts to protect our mantas and letting us be a part of these projects!
Want to help support projects like this?
Every ticket from Ultimate Whale Watch and Snorkel trips supports projects like this! You can also directly support HAMER by visiting http://www.hamerinhawaii.org