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.READ MORE: Banksy 'Charlie Brown' Sells For $4 Million, While Child Prodigy Thrills Crowd With His Artwork
Manta rays are large eagle rays and are often found in the tropical waters off South Florida.READ MORE: Plantation Teen Charged With Extorting Florida Senator Lauren Book With Explicit Photos
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.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
They usually live about 20 years.