You can help photograph,
identify and protect mantas!

How it works

6,692 identified individuals

14,337 reported encounters

79 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:Betty Ellevog

I am very proud to be part of the adoption program for the research of Manta Rays in Indonesia. I have been very fortunate to be present with these incredible animals and been educated by great researchers about their treats today and my being a part of this program I'm hoping I can make a change.