You can help photograph,
identify and protect mantas!

How it works

7,139 identified individuals

16,464 reported encounters

88 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:Massimiliano De Reviziis

I have been diving and snorkelling with mantas hundreds of times and it never gets boring, it is always exciting, the way they come next to you, look at you, and interact with you. Mantas are smart, and the ocean is their world, we need to respect that and protect them. I decided to adopt one, because I simply hope that my grand-children one day will still be able to swim and dive with mantas the way I do today.