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!

Chris & Alicia Beth
Why are research and conservation for this species important?
"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."

Sample adoption for manta “INKNP0695A”.
Click here to see it on the manta page.