of Hawaii. At dark the plankton and krill sink to the bottom. We snorkel at the surface holding onto a small floating
platform which has bright lights pointing down into the water. This brings the food source back to the lights and concentrates
it at the area just below the platform. The Mantas are attracted for an evening snack and they do barrel rolls just below
the platform scooping the food into their wide mouths. They are filter feeders with no teeth and no barbed tail so they
are totally harmless. Their throat is actually only the size of a golf ball so they couldn't swallow you even if they wanted
to. The birth of the baby dolphin at our hotel dolphin center was a added bonus.