Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

MANTA MV-mA-4202

Adopted by: Anonymous.

ID Number: MA-MV-4202

Gender: Male

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.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 4th December 2016.

Sighted 4th December 2016.

 Sighted 4th December 2016.

Sighted 4th December 2016.