Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

MANTA MV-MA-4236

Adopted by: Anonymous.

ID Number: MA-MV-4236

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: 27th September 2016

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

Total Number of Sightings: 1

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 2.7 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on the size of his claspers, we class this manta as a sexually mature adult.

He has a long tail, and notches taken out of his right pectoral fin, due to minor entanglement in fishing line.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 27th September 2016.

Sighted 27th September 2016.

 Sighted 27th September 2016.

Sighted 27th September 2016.