You can help photograph,
identify and protect mantas!

How it works

9,155 identified individuals

24,906 reported encounters

100 contributors

Why we do this

“MantaMatcher will revolutionize global research on these threatened rays and help change the way field researchers approach scientific research on wild animals by means of successful and meaningful public involvement.” - Dr. Andrea Marshall, co-founder

I want to know more

Encounters around the world

How can I help out of the water

If you are not getting into the blue, there are still other ways to get engaged.

Adopt a manta

  • Support individual research programs in different regions
  • Receive email updates when we resight your adopted manta
  • Display your photo and a quote on the manta’s page in our database
Learn more about adopting a manta

Meet an adopter:Jamie Gallant

After not diving for more than 12 years, I took a refresher course and did a short dive while on vacation in Australia. Within 10 minutes, this massive beautiful manta "flew' right over my head, less than 5 feet away. Magic!