Golden Dawn

Papua New Guinea: Manta Rays

Manta ray at cleaning station, Gonu Bara Bara Island, PNG. Photo by Don Silcock.

From a distance, there is little to distinguish the small island of Gonu Bara Bara from the myriad of others in this part of southern Milne Bay Province; and few would guess that just off its northern beach is the best place in the whole of Papua New Guinea to see the magnificent reef manta ray—Manta alfredi.