Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

manta MV-MA-4326

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4326

Gender: Female

Date First Sighted: 24th March 2017.

Location of First Sighting: Kanifushi Falhu, Laamu Atoll, Republic of Maldives.

Total Number of Sightings: 1

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 3.2 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on her large body size, and the presence of mating scars on her left pectoral fin, we class this manta as a sexually mature adult.

She has a medium-length tail, and signs of a fishing line injury around her right cephalic (head) fin.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 24th March 2017.

Sighted 24th March 2017.

 Sighted 24th March 2017.

Sighted 24th March 2017.