Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

MANTA MV-MA-4123

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4123

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: 19th August 2016.

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

Total Number of Sightings: 4

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 1.9 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on the size of his claspers, we class this manta as a juvenile. His small size suggests he's probably a "Young of the Year", meaning he was likely only born in 2015/2016.

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

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 1st October 2016.

Sighted 1st October 2016.

 Sighted 4th November 2016.

Sighted 4th November 2016.

 Sighted 11th October 2016.

Sighted 11th October 2016.

 Sighted 3rd January 2017.

Sighted 3rd January 2017.