Adopted by: Anonymous
ID Number: MA-MV-3755
Date First Sighted: 9th June 2015.
Location of First Sighting: Hithadhoo Corner, Laamu Atoll, Republic of Maldives.
Total Number of Sightings: 8
DESCRIPTION & HISTORY
During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 2.9 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 a medium-long tail, and a small visible injury on his right pectoral fin probably from a shark bite.
This manta is one of only a handful of animals in the Maldives that the Manta Trust have accurately measured with a camera and parallel laser system.