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

How it works

11,919 identified individuals

40,291 reported encounters

171 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:Doug Keim

Ever since I saw one of my first manta rays in Komodo, I thought they were one of the most interesting creatures in the sea, and I've been happy to be able to contribute to their conservation. I named this manta in honor of the all the men and women of US Marine Corps that I worked with while in Afghanistan. It was during my time there I was able to start volunteering for this project, and I spent a lot of long days dreaming of being back in the sea with some of these beauties, while stuck in the desert.