You can help photograph,
identify and protect mantas!

How it works

9,896 identified individuals

28,875 reported encounters

1,843 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

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:Inge Glass

Ever since my first dive I am stunned by the beauty and variety of all the life under the sea, and appalled that so many species are at the brink of extinction. Mantas are the most beautiful and majestic creatures I’ve ever seen, and I would like to contribute to the important research and conservation efforts of the MMF.