Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

MANTA MV-MA-4180

Adopted by: Anonymous.

ID Number: MA-MV-4180

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: 9th 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 3.0 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 short tail, and a shark bite injury on his right pectoral fin.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 9th October 2016. You can see the shark bite injury on his right pectoral fin.

Sighted 9th October 2016. You can see the shark bite injury on his right pectoral fin.

 Sighted 9th October 2016.

Sighted 9th October 2016.