Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

MANTA MV-MA-4184

Adopted by: Anonymous.

ID Number: MA-MV-4184

Gender: Female

Date First Sighted: 10th October 2016.

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

Total Number of Sightings: 1

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 3.5 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on the presence of mating scars on her left pectoral fin, we class this manta as a sexually mature adult. In fact, this individual has been observed to be pregnant as of 10th October 2016!

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

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 10th October 2016.

Sighted 10th October 2016.

 Sighted 10th October 2016. Here you can see her bulging abdomen, indicating that she is pregnant.

Sighted 10th October 2016. Here you can see her bulging abdomen, indicating that she is pregnant.