Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

manta MV-MA-4292

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4292

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: 13th February 2017.

Location of First Sighting: Maavaru Beyru, Ari Atoll, Republic of Maldives.

Total Number of Sightings: 1

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 3.0 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 short tail, and a shark bite injury on his right pectoral fin, found near the tail.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 13th February 2017.

Sighted 13th February 2017.

 Sighted 13th February 2017.

Sighted 13th February 2017.