Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

MANTA MV-MA-4147

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4147

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: 7th October 2016.

Location of First Sighting: Kottefaru Beyru, Raa Atoll, Republic of Maldives.

Total Number of Sightings: 1

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 3.0 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on the size of his claspers, which appear to be starting to grow, we class this manta as a sub-adult. 

He has a short-medium length tail, and no visible wounds, scars or unusual injuries.

When we encountered this manta, we were able to collect a small sample of their skin, called a biopsy, which we are using for various genetic and dietary studies. 

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 7th October 2016.

Sighted 7th October 2016.

 Sighted 7th October 2016.

Sighted 7th October 2016.