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#1 I-NSC

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 06:21 AM

Friends of the ocean,

I've just concluded my research/survey on the Manta rays in Bali. I will be coming out with the journal and website for those that are interested to find out more about the Manta rays in this area.

I do hope that fellow divers are able to support this project in any way possible. Stay tuned for more info on this thread.

Cheers
Ivan Choong
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Posted 17 September 2006 - 06:36 AM

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 07:56 AM

How can we help.
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Posted 10 November 2006 - 03:28 AM

I'm looking for underside images of manta rays taken from manta point, nusa penida, bali that can help contribute to the data base I'm building.
Credits will be given to the photographer. B&W will suffice.

Phase II of the project will be held next year in late Aug and any divers heading that way with a camera can most certainly help me ....

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 09:55 PM

Ivan,
I shoot hd video but not stills. I can provide you frame captures if you are looking for identification material and not award winning stills.
let me know.
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Posted 22 November 2006 - 12:23 PM

Ivan,
I shoot hd video but not stills. I can provide you frame captures if you are looking for identification material and not award winning stills.
let me know.
shawn


That sounds awesome! It's good enough, 640 by 480 B&W stills will do. I'd need the underside shots of the mantas with dates and time it was taken. Will credit your name to the pictures as well. Your mantas will be assigned with a unique ID as well should they be once that I've yet to see.

The website is currently being developed (In between my work on my own time).
For those that like to see what is going on,
this is the site, Flying Manta Project.
I would appericiate it if this link be not circulated unless for contributions of images for the time being. Will officially announce once it is up and running with all the 'bugs' ironed out.

Thank you all for helping.

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 10:13 PM

I have (I think) the underside of a giant manta ray with longline hook and line embedded in it from Pohnpei, Micronesia if you need it.

Here's an image of the same manta but from above:

http://weblog.greenp...ant_mantas.html

cheers
alexxxy