You can help photograph,
identify and protect mantas!

How it works

11,022 identified individuals

36,237 reported encounters

139 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:Fortuna Foundation

As a foundation we feel a responsibility to stick up for fantastic animals like the manta rays who, although majestic and strong, cannot protect themselves against human mismanagement. Research, like the Microplastics & Megafauna project, are key for their preservation for future generations.