You can help photograph,
identify and protect mantas!

How it works

8,388 identified individuals

18,589 reported encounters

91 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:Alexandra Grote & Ansgar Kraegefsky

Ever since we saw our first manta, we have been fascinated by these unique, peaceful and elegant creatures. As there are still so many details about their way of life and behaviour that need be to explored or further examined, we are more than happy to contribute even in the smallest way to future research. By adopting a Manta, we hope to give a small support to the people like the MMF Team and their efforts in manta protection and research. And of course, we are totally curious if, when and where our Manta will be seen again and where its path will lead.