Ok, well that's a bit strong of a heading, but potentially true apparently. I opened my e-mail and found a bunch of manta talk.... apparently the state is reconsidering the protection of mantas and there are 2 bills in place. One flat out outlaws the taking or killing of mantas and the other apparently gets there eventually, requiring money and studies and such... I'm thinking the one people concerned about it prefer the one that just does the job without appropriating funds.
Anyway, here's some info below, just click on the link. Apparently they're taking testimony for two more days, so if you are interested and have anything to chip in with feel free... sorry for the short notice.
Manta ray protection bills in Hawaii