Meet hahalua the gigantic Hawaiian manta ray

  • Terry Lilley / Contributed photo

    The Hawaiian name for the Manta Ray is hahalua which means “two breaths.”

  • Terry Lilley / Contributed photo

    The Hawaiian name for the Manta Ray is hahalua which means “two breaths.”

When you dive with this giant, 3,000-pound ray that can have a wingspan of 15 feet, you often become very calm and peaceful. It is easy to forget about your worries in life as you connect with nature at its deepest level. The Hawaiian name for the manta ray is “hahalua,” which means “two breaths,” and this gentle giant of the sea has a long history with the Hawaiian people, many of whom feel the manta ray represents wisdom, grace, strength and flow.

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