You can help photograph,
identify and protect mantas!

How it works

10,577 identified individuals

34,635 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:Sam Robertshaw

As a Scuba Diving Instructor, I've shared the underwater world with a countless amount of people. One thing that comes up time and time again is the wish to see a Manta Ray underwater, whether they be snorkelers or divers, fun diving or people learning to dive. Nothing quite compares to seeing these graceful giants underwater and it's an experience that people never forget. The efforts made to save Manta Rays are key to the well being of our planet. Their importance ranges from their role in the marine food chain, all the way to providing a large income in the form of tourism that creates a livelihood for many local communities around the world. Planet Earth thanks MMF for their work!!