Our friends and supporters at the Kokomo Manta Conservation Project named a juvenile female manta after our protagonist!
Fiji is a special place for manta rays, and there’s a incredible conservation team down there doing amazing work! Cliona Flaherty (@coflahe) and Luke Gordon (@lukegordonphotography) head up a team at the Kokomo Private Island Resort, tracking and studying mantas. Kokomo has a cutting-edge education program for their guests, where they teach kids and adults alike about manta rays, conservation, and the beauty and vulnerability of the ocean. They even use Umijoo (the book, not the manta ray) in their children’s education material!
Huge thanks to the team down in Fiji for their amazing work! Give them a follow to learn more about what they are up to, and to see even more incredible manta ray footage by Luke Gordon!