32′ La Mobula offers an unmatched adventure with the power of speed. Explore the scenic coastline of Cabo and discover pelagic encounters as well as snorkeling on the ocean’s largest, custom built 40-ft cabo san lucas yacht, designed with style in mind and equipped with all amenities expected from a luxury destination.
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The world’s smallest of the 10 mobulid species, the Munk’s pygmy devil ray (Mobula munkiana) is found only in neritic and coastal habitats throughout the Eastern Pacific18,29. This small species is known for its social behavior17, congregating in large aggregations of thousands of individuals, most likely for mating purposes18,30.
Mobula munkiana detects itself using acoustic transmitters and reaches maximum abundance during the warm season around June29,30. This time frame coincides with a transition from the cold season when the euphausiid, Nyctiphanes simplex, attains its maximum abundance and reproductive period in the Gulf of California47,48,49.
Munk’s pygmy manta ray is one of the most vulnerable marine animals in Mexico and the Gulf of California, where illegal targeted fishing still occurs33. It is currently listed as “Vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List29.
Observed courtship and pregnancy behaviors are consistent with those reported for other pygmy devil rays15,22,29. Pregnancy is typically detected during June and July in the northern Gulf of California46,47,49,50. Females are known to reach a gestation period of 10 to 12 months20,29,51.
The first unequivocal evidence of a pupping ground in Fijian waters for the oceanic manta ray (Mobula birostris) was recorded in November 2018. Two individuals were seen foraging in Laucala Bay, a large lagoon adjacent to Suva and confirming that this species reaches a nursery area where it lays its eggs in a shallow bay.
It has been argued that the acrobatic movements of the manta ray may be for a variety of reasons, including mating, a communication form or to rid themselves of parasites, but what exactly is their purpose? We’re still working to understand their elusive behavior.