Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

jerry pipi

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4244

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: 1st October 2016.

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

Total Number of Sightings: 1

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 2.9 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 medium-long tail, and a small injury on his right-gill.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 1st October 2016.

Sighted 1st October 2016.

 Sighted 1st October 2016. Here you can see the small, yet seemingly insignificant injury sustained to the first of his right gill slits.

Sighted 1st October 2016. Here you can see the small, yet seemingly insignificant injury sustained to the first of his right gill slits.