Field Manual: Overview

Welcome to the Wild Me MantaMatcher Library User Community!

Overview of the Wild Me Library

The Wild Me MantaMatcher Library is an Internet-based software application for cooperative giant manta research (Manta birostris and Manta alfredi). The primary purpose of the Library is to increase our understanding of mantas on a global and local level and to promote related conservation efforts through high quality research and scholarship. On a purely functional level, the Library is used to collect, protect, store, and share manta mark-recapture data gathered from a variety of individuals and institutions worldwide.

Purpose of this Field Station Manual

The purpose of this field manual is to document the standard operating procedures for the Wild Me Library that are required to ensure proper and consistent data collection, processing, and analysis. The intended audience for this document includes:

  • current Wild Me Library users managing manta encounter data
  • prospective Library users seeking to understand how the Library operates
  • external reviewers seeking an in-depth look at Library operations

For more information about this manual, please contact: info at mantamatcher dot org