Adopted by: Fumihiro Ishii
ID Number: MA-MV-4131
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.