Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

MANTA MV-MA-3746

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-3746

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: 16th June 2015.

Location of First Sighting: Kuda Lhaimandhoo, Shaviyani Atoll, Republic of Maldives.

Total Number of Sightings: 1

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 2.8 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on the size of his claspers, we class this manta as a sexually mature adult.

He has no tail, and is missing his right clasper, suggesting he once sustained a major injured (perhaps a shark bite) that he survived and has healed from. 

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 16th June 2015.

Sighted 16th June 2015.

 Sighted 16th June 2015.

Sighted 16th June 2015.