You can help photograph,
identify and protect mantas!

How it works

9,223 identified individuals

25,584 reported encounters

90 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

Encounters around the world

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:Nanna and Jakob Blæsberg Lauritsen

We think that the world with all its fascinating creatures should be preserved for future generations to be able to experience its great diversity. Hopefully one day we can take our daughter to Nusa Lembongan and visit Sorteper and his manta ray friends.