Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

MANTA MV-MA-4362

Adopted by: Anonymous.

ID Number: MA-MV-4362

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted:

Location of First Sighting: Maavaru Falhu, Ari Atoll, Republic of Maldives.

Total Number of Sightings: 4

 

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, we class this manta as a juvenile. In fact, due to this individual's small body size, it is likely he is a "Young of the Year", meaning he was born in 2017 - the same year he was first sighted.

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

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 26th August 2017.

Sighted 26th August 2017.

 Sighted 23rd October 2017.

Sighted 23rd October 2017.

 Sighted 16th October 2017.

Sighted 16th October 2017.