Adopted by: Anonymous
ID Number: MA-MV-4173
Date First Sighted: 8th October 2016.
Location of First Sighting: Kottefaru Thila, Raa Atoll, Republic of Maldives.
Total Number of Sightings: 1
DESCRIPTION & HISTORY
During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 2.7 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 long tail, and appears to have had the tip of his left pectoral fin chopped off - possibly from a prolonged fish line entanglement, or more likely a collision with a boat propeller.