Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

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Adopted by: Daniel McCormack

ID Number: MA-MV-4249

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: September 2016 (exact day unknown)

Location of First Sighting: Fahala Beyru, Thaa Atoll, Republic of Maldives.

Total Number of Sightings: 1

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 2.6 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on the size of his claspers, we class this manta as a sub-adult. We're confident that as of 2016, this male has begun the process of sexual maturation. 

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

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted in September 2016 (on one day).

Sighted in September 2016 (on one day).

 Sighted in September 2016 (on one day).

Sighted in September 2016 (on one day).