Adopt a manta

You can support the ongoing research of MantaMatcher by adopting a manta ray. A manta adoption allows you to:

Funds raised by manta adoptions are used to offset the costs of maintaining this global library and to support new and existing research projects for the species.

You can adopt a manta at the following levels:

The cost of your adoption is tax deductible in the United States through Wild Me, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Creating an adoption

To adopt a manta, follow these steps.

  1. 1. Make the appropriate donation using the PayPal link below.
  2. 2. Send an email to Include the following in the email:
    • your name and address
    • your donation amount and the email/userid that made the PayPal donation
    • the manta you wish to adopt
    • the email to notify with future resightings of the manta
    • a photo of yourself, your group, or a corporate logo
    • a quote from you stating why manta research and conservation are important

Please allow 24-48 hours after receipt of your email for processing. We are currently working to automate and speed this process through PayPal.

Your adoption (photograph, name, and quote) will be displayed on the web site page for your manta, and one adoption will be randomly chosen to be displayed on the front page of

Thank you for adopting a manta and supporting our global research efforts!

Koby Prince-Swansson
Why are research and conservation for this species important?
"Hi my name is Koby and I am 1 years old! I love Manta Rays because my mum and dad grew up on the beach and used to see them swimming in the sea in Australia and told me all about them. They even saw them on their honeymoon in the Maldives before I arrived. My Aunty also loves to teach me about sea creatures and for my birthday chooses a new animal to sponsor for me. This year I get to follow Mr Ray"

Sample adoption for manta “TH0157B”.
Click here to see it on the manta page.