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!

Bernie Maroney
Why are research and conservation for this species important?
"Manta rays are vital to maintaining the health of marine ecosystems; our oceans, and the creatures who inhabit them, are critical indicators of the health of our planet. The mantas’ place within these ecosystems is central to the global fight against climate change. As divers, we must always work to protect our oceans, sealife, reef life, and the state of our waters to ensure the future of our planet; critical in this is the effort of researchers and the ocean laboratories, so I happily support them, not just financially, but through education and dissemination of knowledge of our oceans and their inhabitants to other divers and non-divers alike. It is a responsibility I take very seriously, and I am proud to assist whenever possible."

Sample adoption for manta “INKNP0778A”.
Click here to see it on the manta page.