You can help photograph,
identify and protect mantas and other rays!

How it works

11,483 identified individuals

38,156 reported encounters

146 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

I want to know more

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:Naoko Machida

These graceful giants are what makes our ocean such an amazing place to explore. Im excited to be able to make a small contribution to the cause, and find out where my girl travels to next!