In the world's largest aquarium, where most inhabitants settle for swimming, Nandi soars gracefully through her new home on majestic 9-foot wings.
The latest marquee attraction at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, the young female manta ray made her public debut Monday. And in a 6.3-million-gallon tank full of gentle giants, she's already a crowd favorite.
The Indian Ocean native was discovered caught in nets meant to protect beachgoers from sharks in Durban, South Africa. Nursed back to health at uShaka Marine World, the largest marine park in Africa, Nandi was flown this month to her new home at the Ocean Voyager exhibit. Read full article »