Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

MANTA MV-MA-3755

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-3755

Gender: Male

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.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 9th June 2015.

Sighted 9th June 2015.

 Sighted 7th December 2015.

Sighted 7th December 2015.

 Sighted 5th June 2016.

Sighted 5th June 2016.

 Sighted 24th June 2015.

Sighted 24th June 2015.

 Sighted 9th December 2015.

Sighted 9th December 2015.

 Sighted 23rd October 2016.

Sighted 23rd October 2016.