You can help photograph,
identify and protect mantas!

How it works

7,074 identified individuals

16,121 reported encounters

86 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:Blue Marlin Komodo

Any encounter with these spellbinding creatures leaves the diver in genuine awe regardless of his or her previous experiences. Any creature capable of inspiring that reaction is worthy of our fullest conservation efforts.