Adopted by: Jiaquan Iu
ID Number: MA-MV-4342
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.