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Massive manta rays in Jacksonville Beach

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla.-- It's wasn't just people flocking to the beach on Labor Day. Another species took to our shores and viewers worried sending us photos of a large fin peeking out of the surf.

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caylasdad - 9/18/2013 2:02 PM
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Lunch and supper for several days

Mr Mako - 9/5/2013 3:53 PM
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Shawna, I suggest you do some research as well. Mantas are found in all of the world's oceans. Just like my school's professor, Dr. White, said, they follow the food (like all animals). Cold water is nutrient-rich. The upwelling that is currently taking place off Jacksonville is full of nutrients. They've just followed the food. Secondly, that photograph that was submitted was not a dolphin. Their dorsal fins do not get anywhere near that size or shape.

ShawnaMechelle - 9/3/2013 10:59 PM
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Ok there Fred, I was there, I seen the dang sting ray jump out of the water. I was there while they were filming, quit being so stupid and ignorant. Manta Rays are more towards Hawaii, not in Jacksonvilles waters. Maybe you should do some research before running your mouth, I'm very well educated when it comes to marine biology, zoology, and herpetology. Your calling the wrong person an idiot buddy, I know more about animals than you ever will. Kinda why I'm going to college for it!

Fred Thompson - 9/3/2013 1:13 PM
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Thats fasinating ' now hopefully boaters and fishermen leave them alone. Please leave our shores Manta Rays' we have idiots here as indicative by the first 2 comments!

ShawnaMechelle - 9/3/2013 12:06 PM
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Ok first off my Aunt told you the ray was about 2-3 feet, and I think this news channel should get their facts straight. Manta Rays are born at 46 inches and weigh 20 pounds. What everyone is seeing at Jax Pier are STING RAYS. Some species of Sting rays can get up to 7 feet. and in the picture that whoever sent in, that's looking like a dolphin. Which we seen three of yesterday! Noel seen them and several people on the pier told her and her camera man they were stingrays. Way to cut out most of what my Aunt said, made your story seem pretty AMAZING and FAKE. Get your facts straight 47 and quit telling people false information.

imtellin - 9/3/2013 6:52 AM
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could they have escaped south Florida's polluted waters ??? from pt. st. lucie south on both coasts,, florida is experiencing one of the worst ecological disasters in history,, which is killing of all species of animal.. and is extremely toxic to humans... nitrogen runoff into lake Okeechobee and the spillways has created massive algae blooms, in the indian river & the calootahatchee river on the west coast.. and not a word of this disaster has found its way into our northern florida news.... folks wake up,, its a major disaster... the legislature is holding hearings to find short term measures for halting this ecological disaster.... this will kill our tourism industry,, all over our state,, and as the problem originates in the kissemmee river in Orlando,, I think we know who should shoulder most of the costs in fixing this problem... Orlando !!! good thinking placing a metropolis in the middle of an estuary that lives... and expanding it over the last 50 years...even the st.john's river has toxic blooms,, and no one should touch or swim in this contaminated water... brain eating bacteria !!! wonderful world we have left our children & grandkids.........
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