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The Problem: 1 of 10 manta rays observed at Olowalu suffers from an amputated or severely damaged cephalic fin caused from entanglement in fishing line. The cephalic fin is an important appendage used to guide water and plankton into their mouths when feeding.
Cephalic fin with hook and line entanglement
The Solution: Acoustic and Satellite Tags to track manta movement to identify and target specific areas of high entanglement risk.