Watch My Manta

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Manta MV-MA-4414

Adopted by: Anonymous.

ID Number: MA-MV-4414

Gender: Male

Date First Sighted: 20th November 2017.

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

Total Number of Sightings: 1

 

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, as this individual is so small, it's highly likely that he is a "Young of the Year", meaning he was born sometime in 2017.

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

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

 Sighted 20th November 2017.

Sighted 20th November 2017.