Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

MANTA MV-MA-4171

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4171

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: 8th October 2016.

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

Total Number of Sightings: 3

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 2.8 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on the size of his claspers, we class this manta as a sexually mature adult. 

He has a medium-length tail, and a visible shark-bite scar on his right pectoral fin.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 8th October 2016.

Sighted 8th October 2016.

 Here you can see the shark-bite scar on his right pectoral fin, viewed from below (taken 8th October 2016).

Here you can see the shark-bite scar on his right pectoral fin, viewed from below (taken 8th October 2016).

 Sighted 12th October 2016.

Sighted 12th October 2016.