Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer


Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-3967

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: 27th December 2015.

Location of First Sighting: Aquarium Mulidhoo, Haa Alifu Atoll, Republic of Maldives.

Total Number of Sightings: 2



During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 3.0 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 short-medium length tail. He has scars caused by fishing line entanglement on the trailing edge of his right pectoral fin. This manta also has a large scar on his left pectoral fin from a past shark bite - however it seems to have healed well.



Sighted 27th December 2015.

Sighted 27th December 2015.