Watch My Manta

A partnership between Manta Trust & Carl F. Bucherer

MANTA MV-MA-4397

Adopted by: Anonymous.

ID Number: MA-MV-4397

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: 22nd October 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 2.8 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on the size of his claspers, we class this manta as a sexually mature adult. 

He has a medium length tail, and some injuries along the trailing edge of his right pectoral fin, likely caused by fishing lines.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 22nd October 2017.

Sighted 22nd October 2017.

 Sighted 22nd October 2017.

Sighted 22nd October 2017.