You can help photograph,
identify and protect mantas!

How it works

10,575 identified individuals

33,887 reported encounters

132 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:Bernie Maroney

This manta is named for my mother’s nickname as a child: Jeannie-Bear, as an homage to strong women everywhere, just as this female manta is strong, and a bedrock for our marine ecosystem. As an instructor, it is important that we educate divers and non-divers alike on conservation efforts, and contribute to the research that helps us preserve our underwater environment.