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

How it works

11,876 identified individuals

39,860 reported encounters

166 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:Jenny and Stu Burrough

A diving encounter with Mantas never ceases to be an exceptional experience. We are inspired by the ongoing research & work of Marine Megafauna to conserve these special creatures & the marine environment. Our sponsorship not only supports their ongoing research, it also provides a lasting memory of our daughter Lana & her partner Matt getting engaged at Manta Alley.