SINGER ISLAND, Fla. - Chopper 5, our eagle eye in the sky, spotted a manta ray Wednesday morning off of Singer Island.
According to the Florida Museum of Natural History , a full-grown male manta can have a wing span of 13 feet, while females mature at a width of 16.5 feet. They are filter feeders but occasionally eat smaller fish and are a minimal threat to humans. In fact, they often approach divers.
Sharks are one of the manta ray's biggest threats.
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