HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – Chopper 4 captured a really cool sight off Hollywood Beach Wednesday morning. It was a giant Manta Ray swimming pretty close to shore.

The water was so calm and crystal clear, perfect for all of those lobster lovers taking part in the 2-day Florida Lobster mini-season, that the camera captured the gentle giant gliding gracefully through the water.

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Manta rays are large eagle rays and are often found in the tropical waters off South Florida.

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Mantas either travel alone or in groups of up to 50. This single swimmer appears to be a loner.

Manta rays can grow to be nearly 30 feet wide but their average width is about 22 feet.

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They usually live about 20 years.