Adopted by: Michael Shandling.
ID Number: MA-MV-4122
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.