Watch My Manta

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MANTA MV-MA-4148

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4148

Gender: Female

Date First Sighted: 11th 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 3.4 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on the the presence of mating scars on her left pectoral fin, we class this manta as a sexually mature adult. In fact, this individual was observed as pregnant during an encounter on 11th October 2016.

She has a short tail, and no visible wounds, scars or unusual injuries.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 11th October 2016. Pregnancy can be seen by looking at the bulge around the center of her body, which is normally flat in males and non-pregnant females.

Sighted 11th October 2016. Pregnancy can be seen by looking at the bulge around the center of her body, which is normally flat in males and non-pregnant females.

 Sighted 11th October 2016.

Sighted 11th October 2016.