Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

manta MV-MA-4278

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4278

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: 5th January 2017.

Location of First Sighting: Dhigurah Falhu, Ari Atoll, Republic of Maldives.

Total Number of Sightings: 1

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 1.8 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on the size of his claspers, we class this manta as a juvenile.

He has a long tail, and sadly a sizeable chunk of his right pectoral fin has been amputated.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 5th January 2017. Here you can see the amount of his right pectoral fin that is missing.

Sighted 5th January 2017. Here you can see the amount of his right pectoral fin that is missing.