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!

Alexandra Grote & Ansgar Kraegefsky
Why are research and conservation for this species important?
"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."

Sample adoption for manta “INRA0537A”.
Click here to see it on the manta page.