Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

VALERIA

Adopted by: Edgar Turbok.

ID Number: MA-MV-4231

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: 26th September 2016.

Location of First Sighting: Hanifaru Bay, Baa Atoll, Republic of Maldives.

Total Number of Sightings: 2

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 2.5 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on the size of his claspers, we class this manta as a sub-adult.

He has a long tail, and no visible wounds, scars or unusual injuries.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 26th September 2016.

Sighted 26th September 2016.

 Sighted 27th September 2016.

Sighted 27th September 2016.