Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

FujY

Adopted by: Fumihiro Ishii

ID Number: MA-MV-4131

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: 17th July 2016.

Location of First Sighting: Hanifaru Bay, Baa Atoll, Republic of Maldives.

Total Number of Sightings: 1

 

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. Due to his small size, there is reason to believe he is 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 17th July 2016.

Sighted 17th July 2016.

 Sighted 17th July 2016.

Sighted 17th July 2016.