|Big Bertha, as photographed by James L. Wing.|
According to Wing, Big Bertha had been courted by two males, Miles and Lightning, beginning in May 2010. It wasn't long before Big Bertha began to show signs of being pregnant. For months, the videographer tracked her progress. Two new pups with markings similar to Big Bertha have just been spotted, giving rise to the theory that Big Bertha produced a set of twins. Manta Rays are not paternal, so the newborns are on their own after they are born.
|The Hula Kai departs for Manta Village at sunset.|
Holualoa Inn is located about 10 minutes down the hill from Keauhou Bay. Our staff can assist you in planning your Big Island itinerary, which could include a nighttime Manta Ray dive and/or snorkel in the gentle waters of the Kona Coast. Our romantic Hawaiian bed and breakfast makes the ideal home base for a plethora of island activities.
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