Adopted by: Anonymous
ID Number: MA-MV-4253
Date First Sighted: 7th October 2016.
Location of First Sighting: Maavaru Falhu, Ari Atoll, Republic of Maldives.
Total Number of Sightings: 5
DESCRIPTION & HISTORY
During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 1.7 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on the size of his claspers, we class this manta as a juvenile. In fact, as this male is so small, we are confident he is a "Young of the Year", meaning he was likely born sometime in 2016.
He has a long tail, and no visible wounds, scars or unusual injuries.