Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

manta MV-MA-4352

Adopted by: Anonymous

ID Number: MA-MV-4352

Gender: Female

Date First Sighted: 24th July 2017.

Location of First Sighting: Hanifaru Bay, Baa Atoll, Republic of Maldives.

Total Number of Sightings: 1

 

DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 2.4 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on her size and the lack of mating scars on her left pectoral fin, we class this manta as a juvenile. 

She has a long tail, and a small notch on her right pectoral fin, probably caused by fishing line.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 24th July 2017.

Sighted 24th July 2017.

 Sighted 24th July 2017.

Sighted 24th July 2017.