Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

Mikey

Adopted by: Michael Shandling.

ID Number: MA-MV-4122

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: 20th September 2016.

Location of First Sighting: Maavaru Falhu, Ari Atoll, Republic of Maldives.

Total Number of Sightings: 3

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 1.8 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on the size of his claspers, we class this manta as a juvenile. In fact, based on his small size, this manta is a "Young of the Year",  likely born in 2015/2016.

He has a long tail, and no visible wounds, scars or unusual injuries.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 20th September 2016.

Sighted 20th September 2016.

 Sighted 19th April 2017.

Sighted 19th April 2017.

 Sighted 3rd March 2017.

Sighted 3rd March 2017.