Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

manta MV-MA-4253

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4253

Gender: Male

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.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 7th October 2016.

Sighted 7th October 2016.

 Sighted 15th November 2016.

Sighted 15th November 2016.

 Sighted 17th November 2016.

Sighted 17th November 2016.

 Sighted 11th November 2016.

Sighted 11th November 2016.

 Sighted 17th November 2016.

Sighted 17th November 2016.

 Sighted 18th November 2016.

Sighted 18th November 2016.