Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

manta MV-MA-4342

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4342

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: 22nd May 2017.

Location of First Sighting: Fushi Kandu, Laamu Atoll, Republic of Maldives.

Total Number of Sightings: 3

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 1.6 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on the size of his claspers, and his overall small body size, we class this manta as a juvenile. In fact, this individual is so small that he's likely a "Young of the Year" - meaning he was likely born sometime during 2016/2017.

He has a long tail, and no visible wounds, scars or unusual injuries.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 22nd May 2017.

Sighted 22nd May 2017.

 Sighted 23rd May 2017.

Sighted 23rd May 2017.

 Sighted 27th May 2017.

Sighted 27th May 2017.