Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

manta MV-MA-4339

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4339

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: 22nd May 2017.

Location of First Sighting: Dharavandhoo Corner, Baa 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. Based on his body size, and the size of his claspers, we class this manta as a sexually mature adult.

He has a medium-length tail, and has some notches on both his pectoral fins, likely caused by fishing line. 

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 22nd May 2017.

Sighted 22nd May 2017.