Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

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Adopted by: Karl-Heinz Purrio

ID Number: MA-MV-4040

Gender: Female

Date First Sighted: 27th January 2016.

Location of First Sighting: Aquarium Mulidhoo, Haa Alifu 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, a shark bite on his left pectoral fin, and a small fishing line injury on her right pectoral fin.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 27th January 2016.

Sighted 27th January 2016.

 Shark bite on her left pectoral fin. Mating scars visible near the end of her left pectoral fin (27th January 2016).

Shark bite on her left pectoral fin. Mating scars visible near the end of her left pectoral fin (27th January 2016).