You can help photograph,
identify and protect mantas!

How it works

9,960 identified individuals

30,358 reported encounters

2,106 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:Paavo Mäkinen

From very small age Paavo has loved the nature and all the animals and when he grows up he wants to be either a marinebiologist or paleontologist.