Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

manta MV-MA-4250

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4250

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: 31st October 2016.

Location of First Sighting: Muli Kandu, Meemu Atoll, Republic of Maldives.

Total Number of Sightings: 2

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 2.8 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 scars on both pectoral fins from predatory attacks (most likely from sharks).

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 31st October 2016.

Sighted 31st October 2016.

 Sighted 4th November 2016.

Sighted 4th November 2016.