You can help photograph,
identify and protect mantas!

How it works

9,688 identified individuals

27,627 reported encounters

94 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:Kalle Korvola, Thanda Ko Gyi, Michelle Bailes and Shirley Qin

Manta rays are chumbagreg! The origin of his name comes from Haerul AKA Bas on the Busy Girl who thinks that “chumbagreg” is what the English language sounds like. This word was morphed by the Manta Junkies expedition team to mean … I guess you had to be there. To commemorate this moment they decided to adopt a manta and name it Chumbagreg in the name of manta conservation.