Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

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Adopted by: Hidenori Inoue

ID Number: MA-MV-4182

Gender: Female

Date First Sighted: 29th January 2016.

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

Total Number of Sightings: 4

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 2.9 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on the lack of mating scars on her left pectoral fin, we class this manta as a juvenile.

She has a medium-long length tail, and a large shark bite scar on her left pectoral fin, close to her tail. She also has a small scar on her right pectoral fin.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 29th January 2016.

Sighted 29th January 2016.

 Sighted 9th February 2017.

Sighted 9th February 2017.

 Sighted 9th October 2016.

Sighted 9th October 2016.

 Sighted 13th March 2017.

Sighted 13th March 2017.