Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

MANTA MV-MA-3991

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-3991

Gender: Female

Date First Sighted: 1st March 2015.

Location of First Sighting: Sola Corner, Raa Atoll, Republic of Maldives.

Total Number of Sightings: 1

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 3.5 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on the the presence of mating scars on her left pectoral fin, we class this manta as a sexually mature adult. 

She has a short tail, and a scar from a shark bite on her right pectoral fin. 

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 1st March 2015.

Sighted 1st March 2015.

 Shark bite on right pectoral fin (1st March 2015).

Shark bite on right pectoral fin (1st March 2015).

 Sighted 1st March 2015.

Sighted 1st March 2015.