Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

MANTA MV-MA-4151

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4151

Gender: Female

Date First Sighted: 1st November 2016.

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

Total Number of Sightings: 2

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 2.9 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on her size, yet lack of mating scars on her left pectoral fin, we class this manta as a sub-adult.

She is missing her tail, and a big chunk of her left pectoral fin has been bitten off, most likely during a shark attack.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 1st November 2016.

Sighted 1st November 2016.

 Here you can see her missing tail and shark bite injury (1st November 2016).

Here you can see her missing tail and shark bite injury (1st November 2016).

 Sighted 1st November 2016.

Sighted 1st November 2016.