Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

MANTA MV-MA-4175

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4175

Gender: Female

Date First Sighted: 2nd September 2016.

Location of First Sighting: Neyo 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 her size, we would class this manta as either sub-adult or as a sexually mature adult. However during our encounters we were unable to confirm the presence of mating scars on her left pectoral fin, so her definitive maturity status remains unknown at this time. 

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

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 2nd September 2016.

Sighted 2nd September 2016.

 Sighted 8th October 2016.

Sighted 8th October 2016.

 Sighted 27th September 2016.

Sighted 27th September 2016.