Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

manta MV-MA-4324

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4324

Gender: Female

Date First Sighted: 21st March 2017.

Location of First Sighting: Dhanifaru, Lhaviyani Atoll, Republic of Maldives.

Total Number of Sightings: 1

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 2.7 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Due to the fleeting nature of this encounter, we're unsure whether to class this female as a sub-adult, or a sexually mature adult.

We're not sure how long her tail is. She has quite a sizable injury along the trailing edge of her left pectoral fin, likely caused by a fishing line.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 21st March 2017.

Sighted 21st March 2017.