Odd Friendships [Among Animals]
RE: Unlikely Friendships, "The Diver and the Manta Ray"
I read the article in Unlikely Friendships entitled "The Diver and the Manta Ray." It was one of several interesting animal friendship stories in the book. This one was about a friendship between a man and a manta ray, seemingly very unlikely indeed! The man, a diver named Sean Payne, encountered a manta ray while on an underwater film project off the Florida coast.
I noted that a picture showed a manta that seemed to have a fish attached to it. Perhaps the manta was desperately hoping that the diver would remove the sucker fish stuck on it? It would, I think, be very nice if parasitic fish were removed from dolphins, and other marine life people encounter. I have seen pictures of dolphins with parasites, and in spite of frequent contact with humans; no one ever removes the parasites attached to the unfortunate dolphins.--- George CaseyIMPORTANT NOTICE: This e-mail, including any attachments, may be confidential, privileged or otherwise legally protected. It is intended only for the addressee. If you received this e-mail in error or from someone who was not authorized to send it to you, do not disseminate, copy or otherwise use this e-mail or its attachments. Please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail and delete the e-mail from your system.