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danielh03
05-08-2008, 17:19
Just thought that everyone would be interested in this.


Manta ray released from Bahamas resort - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080508/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/bahamas_manta_ray)

Beaucoupfishies
05-08-2008, 20:08
That's really cool, I hope he enjoys his new life.

moosicman
05-08-2008, 21:46
We should take up a collection and give it to them for the great gesture of returning it to the sea.

fisheater
05-08-2008, 21:50
We should take up a collection and give it to them for the great gesture of returning it to the sea.

Take up a collection, for a CASINO??? I think not. The publicity they got is payment enough.

Black-Gorrilla
05-08-2008, 23:29
We should take up a collection and give it to them for the great gesture of returning it to the sea.

Take up a collection, for a CASINO??? I think not. The publicity they got is payment enough.


i don't think they need it... the casino there reels in bags full of tourist money every day.

wolfen42
05-09-2008, 07:37
We should take up a collection and give it to them for the great gesture of returning it to the sea.

Take up a collection, for a CASINO??? I think not. The publicity they got is payment enough.

True... if you want to give them your money, just do it the usual way. go to the casino and watch it disappear :)

moosicman
05-09-2008, 07:44
It was just a comment...i didn't mean to REALLY take up a collection.lol

Osprey
05-09-2008, 07:59
I think everyone could guess it was the Atlantis too, which alone states how popular it is haha!

Kudos to them though, enjoy your oceanic life manta!

Charles R
05-09-2008, 12:22
Hopefully others will follow their lead in releasing these beautiful creatures. And Hopefully they will not seek out others to put in their tanks!

fire diver
05-09-2008, 15:33
I don't know.... most animals released from captivity die from starvation or preditors pretty fast.

MSilvia
05-09-2008, 16:32
I don't know.... most animals released from captivity die from starvation or preditors pretty fast.
That's often true, when the animal was raised in captivity and doesn't know how to fend for itself. I'm no manta expert, but I'd guess one that size didn't get that way by spending 3 years in a resort tank. My guess is that it's returning to the ocean, not getting tossed in for the first time.

I think the collection's a good idea. When we get the money together, I'll be happy to lug it down there and make sure they get every penny. ;)

moosicman
05-10-2008, 00:27
[quote=fire diver;170465]


I think the collection's a good idea. When we get the money together, I'll be happy to lug it down there and make sure they get every penny. ;)


Now THAT is funny!:smilie39::smilie39::smilie39:

EuphoriaII
05-13-2008, 09:44
If you've ever been to the Atlantis, you know they don't have a cash flow problem, even if the Casino wasn't there. Everything you do costs money and lots of it.

torrey
05-13-2008, 10:12
While I'll give them props for returning a manta ray to the ocean, people seem to be ignoring the fact that they took it out of the ocean to begin with...to be a tourist attraction and a research project. This isn't some little goldfish, this is one of the most beautiful and majestic creatures of the sea. I think I'll spend my money in a different casino.

MSilvia
05-13-2008, 10:37
They took it out of the ocean to begin with...to be a tourist attraction and a research project.
I don't know anything about the research they were doing, but so long as the animal was treated well, I don't have any general problem with that idea.

That aside, I don't think "beautiful and majestic" animals are inherently worthy of better treatment than goldfish, even if they do look a lot cooler. Of course, returning a goldfish to the sea isn't likely to generate many headlines.