Watch My Manta

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MANTA MV-MA-4152

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4152

Gender: Female

Date First Sighted: 27th September 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 3.0 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 has a medium-length tail, and and a cut near her pelvic fins, likely caused by fishing line.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 27th September 2016. 

Sighted 27th September 2016. 

 Sighted 1st November 2016.

Sighted 1st November 2016.

 Sighted 10th October 2016. Here you can clearly see the fishing-line cut injury near her pelvic fins, as first identified on 27th September 2016.

Sighted 10th October 2016. Here you can clearly see the fishing-line cut injury near her pelvic fins, as first identified on 27th September 2016.