Adopted by: Caspar Klees
ID Number: MA-MV-4281
Date First Sighted: 22nd February 2017.
Location of First Sighting: Sola Corner, Raa Atoll, Republic of Maldives.
Total Number of Sightings: 1
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 long tail, and a split right pectoral fin. The fin has bee split, and subsequently healed into two halves. This unfortunate injury, almost certainly caused by a collision with a boat propeller, doesn't seem to stop him swimming and feeding normally.