You can help photograph,
identify and protect mantas!

How it works

9,900 identified individuals

29,287 reported encounters

1,845 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:Nicola Nicol

Adopting a manta is a simple action I can take as an individual that allows me to contribute to ocean conservation and research, raise awareness about why it’s important by sharing my manta stories and directly help protect some of the beautiful creatures I’ve had the privilege of getting close to.