Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

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Adopted by: Sven Trautner

ID Number: MA-MV-4008

Gender: Female

Date First Sighted: 22nd January 2016.

Location of First Sighting: Veligandu Kandu, Rasdhu Atoll, Republic of Maldives.

Total Number of Sightings: 1

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 2.8 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 is missing her tail, and has a small shark bite wound that's currently healing located near where her tail should be, on her right pectoral fin.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 22nd January 2016.

Sighted 22nd January 2016.