These are birostris, but the same is being described for alfredi and cf birostris. Click for detail!
Who would have thought!
Turns out that Mantas can change their color.
And this not gradually over a long period of time but instead, within minutes! According to this paper, coloration may indicate their mood but perhaps also be linked to communication - whilst making visual species ID
Well, NOW we're talking!
This is as good as it gets.
We've been big fans of Michelle ever since noticing her gleeful deconstructing of the dipshits with an opinion and a keyboard, and I can only commend the Gills Club for having added her to the lineup of Shark Heroes.