Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

manta MV-MA-4319

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4319

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: 30th April 2017.

Location of First Sighting: Moofushi Bojamhadi, Ari 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 medium-long tail, is missing his left cephalic fin, and has an injured left pectoral fin, likely caused by fishing line.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 30th April 2017.

Sighted 30th April 2017.

 Sighted 30th April 2017.

Sighted 30th April 2017.