Watch My Manta

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MANTA MV-MA-4169

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4169

Gender: Female

Date First Sighted: 7th October 2016.

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

Total Number of Sightings: 2

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 3.4 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 has been observed to be pregnant as of 7th October 2016.

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

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 7th October 2016.

Sighted 7th October 2016.

 Sighted 12th October 2016. Here it is clear to see her pregnancy bulge around the center of her body, just above her pelvic fins (recorded as of 7th October 2016).

Sighted 12th October 2016. Here it is clear to see her pregnancy bulge around the center of her body, just above her pelvic fins (recorded as of 7th October 2016).