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Animal Planet’s Upcoming ‘Aquarium’ Episode To Feature Manta Rays

The upcoming episode of Animal Planet’sThe Aquarium” show will feature the Georgia Aquarium’s four resident Manta Rays.

The Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta houses four mantas — three Giant Mantas named Blue, Raven and Talulah and one Reef Manta named Nandi.

Nandi is the aquarium’s first Manta resident, having come from South Africa 11 years ago after being found in a net, rescued and rehabilitated by a wildlife facility in Durban.

Nandi was deemed non-releasable due to being very habituated to the area where the nets were found, increasing the risk of injury. Consequently, Nandi was shipped to the Georgia Aquarium.

Check out Nandi’s story, as well as those of Blue, Raven and Talulah and the folks who care for them on the Animal Planet channel on Sunday, July 7th at 8 p.m. Eastern.

Nandi at the Georgia Aquarium (Photo credit: Animal Planet)
Mantas at the Georgia Aquarium (Photo credit: Animal Planet)
John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.