Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

MANTA MV-MA-4000

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4000

Gender: Female

Date First Sighted: 24th January 2015.

Location of First Sighting: Hadahaa Faru, Gaafu Atoll, Republic of Maldives.

Total Number of Sightings: 1

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 2.3 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on the lack of mating scars on her left pectoral fin, we class this manta as a juvenile. 

She has a long tail, and a small scar from a shark bite midway along her left pectoral fin. 

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 24th January 2015.

Sighted 24th January 2015.

 Shark bite midway along her left pectoral fin (24th January 2015).

Shark bite midway along her left pectoral fin (24th January 2015).