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

How it works

11,597 identified individuals

38,786 reported encounters

149 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:Theo Amey

Big Sis, thanks for the gift of adopting a manta and naming it 'Theo' after me. I really enjoy the pictures of 'Theo' and updates on his whereabouts and status. I hope one day I can see a manta ray for real.