32′ La Mobula
Located off the coast of cabo san lucas yacht, this unique 40-ft custom catamaran is designed like a stylish beach club at sea and is fully equipped for your next trip on the water. It is a great way to see some of the most exciting and breathtaking sights this region has to offer, including whale sharks and dolphins!
Enjoy a private sunset cruise aboard this beautiful 40-ft catamaran to some of the most spectacular areas for viewing these stunning creatures. The crew will provide you with the best of their knowledge and expertise to make sure that you get the most out of your experience!
Discover the secret lives of these rays
One of the most amazing things about these ocean dwellers is that they are known for jumping out of the water on occasion. It is believed that these acrobatic movements are an act of mating, a form of communication or perhaps to rid themselves of parasites.
The species is a member of the family Mobulidae and can be found in the eastern Pacific, throughout the Gulf of California, Mexico to Peru. They are commonly found in neritic and coastal habitats, where they can be observed in large aggregations up to thousands of individuals.
These rays are considered the smallest devil rays of all species and can be distinguished from the other larger species by their small body size, narrow head shape and short wings. They are also characterized by strong claws on their pectoral fins that help them navigate the waters.
They have a smooth skin with a scattering of conical and ridge-shaped tubercles that are black, dark brown or steely blue on the dorsal surface. The ventral surface is white and sometimes spotted with dark spots or blotches.
Males typically have a closed mouth and a broad curved dorsal fin with a large pectoral-fin ring. Females have a more open mouth and a narrower pectoral-fin ring.
We caught a total of 95 Munk’s pygmy devil rays between August 2017 and June 2018 at Ensenada Grande during 5 capture trips (Supplementary Information Table S1). All captures were performed using encircling surface cotton twine nets 150 m long, 15 m deep, with 25 cm mesh. Captured animals were maintained in the water, allowing water to pass over their gills to reduce stress levels before being transferred into a holding tank onboard the boat for release. Individuals were sexed, measured (total length and disc width), and evaluated for mating scars on pectoral fins, cloacal state (females) and development of claspers (males).