You can help photograph,
identify and protect mantas!

How it works

8,554 identified individuals

19,679 reported encounters

94 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

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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:Chris & Alicia Beth

Onboard the Arenui traveling to Komodo, we were very fortunate to have been on board with Dr. Andrea Marshall, Queen of Mantas. Yes, the diving was incredible, but we felt as though we experienced an awakening of sorts with the education and participation in the Ray of Hope Expedition that we were on together. Seeing these huge, graceful and beautiful creatures up close, even eye-to-eye on many occasions, is something that we will never forget. With that, we feel the need to do our part and help protect mantas and support the Marine Megafauna Foundation.