You can help photograph,
identify and protect mantas!

How it works

9,823 identified individuals

28,295 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

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:Eline Postma

I think Manta rays are great ambassadors for ocean protection, because they represent much larger issues that our oceans are facing. Through manta ray conservation we can protect our coral reefs better (their cleaning stations and feeding grounds), the open ocean (from plastic pollution) and thereby all other marine creatures that live in these environments.