You can help photograph,
identify and protect mantas!

How it works

9,825 identified individuals

28,311 reported encounters

95 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:Denys Smerchanskyi

First seeing the manta ray is an enduring experience for these creatures are an epitome of the rhythm of the oceans’ life. Seeing one allows a human to glimpse into another dimension and partake of the wisdom of the wandering gentleman. Protecting these species ought to be a fundamental part of preserving the ocean environment because humans rely on mantas more than they think.