You can help photograph,
identify and protect mantas!

How it works

9,506 identified individuals

27,264 reported encounters

92 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:Kat Yetka

We believe that there is an intrinsic value for the existence of the manta ray species within the reef ecosystem, as well as an opportunity for education and tourism. This helps foster a greater understanding of oceanic ecosystems, and in turn, hopefully a larger motivation for conservation in the general public. Plus, they make us really happy when we see them underwater!