Adopted by: Leonard Teng
ID Number: MA-MV-4202
Date First Sighted: 4th December 2016.
Location of First Sighting: Dhanifaru, Lhaviyani Atoll, Republic of Maldives.
Total Number of Sightings: 2
DESCRIPTION & HISTORY
During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 1.9 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on the size of his claspers, we class this manta as a juvenile.
He has a long tail, and a fresh bite on his left pectoral fin that was probably caused by a cetacean (like an orca), rather than a shark.