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Meet the Adopters

Jamie Gallant
 
"After not diving for more than 12 years, I took a refresher course and did a short dive while on vacation in Australia. Within 10 minutes, this massive beautiful manta "flew' right over my head, less than 5 feet away. Magic! "
 
 
 
Theo Amey
 
"Big Sis, thanks for the gift of adopting a manta and naming it 'Theo' after me. I really enjoy the pictures of 'Theo' and updates on his whereabouts and status. I hope one day I can see a manta ray for real."
 
Fiona Galloway
 
 
Michelle & John Richert
 
"Marine conservation is important to us as during our 30 years of diving we have seen the species diversity and general condition of the marine environment drop drastically. For us manta rays symbolize the grace and beauty of the ocean, which is why we wanted to adopt two of these beautiful creatures to support their protection for the future."
 
Chris & Alicia Beth
 
"Onboard the Arenui traveling to Komodo, we were very fortunate to have been on board with Dr. Andrea Marshall, Queen of Mantas. Yes, the diving was incredible, but we felt as though we experienced an awakening of sorts with the education and participation in the Ray of Hope Expedition that we were on together. Seeing these huge, graceful and beautiful creatures up close, even eye-to-eye on many occasions, is something that we will never forget. With that, we feel the need to do our part and help protect mantas and support the Marine Megafauna Foundation."
 
Annabel Rayner
 
"No animal should have to become extinct because of the actions of humans."
 
Blue Marlin Komodo
 
"Any encounter with these spellbinding creatures leaves the diver in genuine awe regardless of his or her previous experiences. Any creature capable of inspiring that reaction is worthy of our fullest conservation efforts."
 
Theo Amey
 
"Big Sis, thanks for the gift of adopting a manta and naming it 'Theo' after me. I really enjoy the pictures of 'Theo' and updates on his whereabouts and status. I hope one day I can see a manta ray for real."
 
Blue Marlin Komodo
 
"Any encounter with these spellbinding creatures leaves the diver in genuine awe regardless of his or her previous experiences. Any creature capable of inspiring that reaction is worthy of our fullest conservation efforts."
 
Blue Marlin Komodo
 
"Any encounter with these spellbinding creatures leaves the diver in genuine awe regardless of his or her previous experiences. Any creature capable of inspiring that reaction is worthy of our fullest conservation efforts."
 
Blue Marlin Komodo
 
"Any encounter with these spellbinding creatures leaves the diver in genuine awe regardless of his or her previous experiences. Any creature capable of inspiring that reaction is worthy of our fullest conservation efforts."
 
Blue Marlin Komodo
 
"Any encounter with these spellbinding creatures leaves the diver in genuine awe regardless of his or her previous experiences. Any creature capable of inspiring that reaction is worthy of our fullest conservation efforts."
 
Theo Amey
 
"Big Sis, thanks for the gift of adopting a manta and naming it 'Theo' after me. I really enjoy the pictures of 'Theo' and updates on his whereabouts and status. I hope one day I can see a manta ray for real."
 
Lin Kilpatrick
 
"If there is a God, then manta rays are her angels."
 
Theo Amey
 
"Big Sis, thanks for the gift of adopting a manta and naming it 'Theo' after me. I really enjoy the pictures of 'Theo' and updates on his whereabouts and status. I hope one day I can see a manta ray for real."
 
Theo Amey
 
"Big Sis, thanks for the gift of adopting a manta and naming it 'Theo' after me. I really enjoy the pictures of 'Theo' and updates on his whereabouts and status. I hope one day I can see a manta ray for real."
 
Theo Amey
 
"Big Sis, thanks for the gift of adopting a manta and naming it 'Theo' after me. I really enjoy the pictures of 'Theo' and updates on his whereabouts and status. I hope one day I can see a manta ray for real."
 
Theo Amey
 
"Big Sis, thanks for the gift of adopting a manta and naming it 'Theo' after me. I really enjoy the pictures of 'Theo' and updates on his whereabouts and status. I hope one day I can see a manta ray for real."
 
Theo Amey
 
"Big Sis, thanks for the gift of adopting a manta and naming it 'Theo' after me. I really enjoy the pictures of 'Theo' and updates on his whereabouts and status. I hope one day I can see a manta ray for real."
 
Theo Amey
 
"Big Sis, thanks for the gift of adopting a manta and naming it 'Theo' after me. I really enjoy the pictures of 'Theo' and updates on his whereabouts and status. I hope one day I can see a manta ray for real."
 
Theo Amey
 
"Big Sis, thanks for the gift of adopting a manta and naming it 'Theo' after me. I really enjoy the pictures of 'Theo' and updates on his whereabouts and status. I hope one day I can see a manta ray for real."
 
Eline Postma
 
"I think Manta rays are great ambassadors for ocean protection, because they represent much larger issues that our oceans are facing. Through manta ray conservation we can protect our coral reefs better (their cleaning stations and feeding grounds), the open ocean (from plastic pollution) and thereby all other marine creatures that live in these environments."
 
Current Junkies
 
"Komodo National Park, where we mainly operate is famed not only for its fierce currents but for its intact ecosystem. Intact ecosystems include all living things, from the small pygmy seahorse, to the large and majestic manta rays. Without the mantas Komodo's richness will be lost, which is just one reason why manta ray conservation is important to us at Current Junkies."
 
Current Junkies
 
"Komodo National Park, where we mainly operate is famed not only for its fierce currents but for its intact ecosystem. Intact ecosystems include all living things, from the small pygmy seahorse, to the large and majestic manta rays. Without the mantas Komodo's richness will be lost, which is just one reason why manta ray conservation is important to us at Current Junkies."
 
Current Junkies
 
"Komodo National Park, where we mainly operate is famed not only for its fierce currents but for its intact ecosystem. Intact ecosystems include all living things, from the small pygmy seahorse, to the large and majestic manta rays. Without the mantas Komodo's richness will be lost, which is just one reason why manta ray conservation is important to us at Current Junkies."
 
Eline Postma
 
"I think Manta rays are great ambassadors for ocean protection, because they represent much larger issues that our oceans are facing. Through manta ray conservation we can protect our coral reefs better (their cleaning stations and feeding grounds), the open ocean (from plastic pollution) and thereby all other marine creatures that live in these environments."
 
Current Junkies
 
"Komodo National Park, where we mainly operate is famed not only for its fierce currents but for its intact ecosystem. Intact ecosystems include all living things, from the small pygmy seahorse, to the large and majestic manta rays. Without the mantas Komodo's richness will be lost, which is just one reason why manta ray conservation is important to us at Current Junkies."
 
Current Junkies
 
"Komodo National Park, where we mainly operate is famed not only for its fierce currents but for its intact ecosystem. Intact ecosystems include all living things, from the small pygmy seahorse, to the large and majestic manta rays. Without the mantas Komodo's richness will be lost, which is just one reason why manta ray conservation is important to us at Current Junkies."
 
Eline Postma
 
"I think Manta rays are great ambassadors for ocean protection, because they represent much larger issues that our oceans are facing. Through manta ray conservation we can protect our coral reefs better (their cleaning stations and feeding grounds), the open ocean (from plastic pollution) and thereby all other marine creatures that live in these environments."
 
Eline Postma
 
"I think Manta rays are great ambassadors for ocean protection, because they represent much larger issues that our oceans are facing. Through manta ray conservation we can protect our coral reefs better (their cleaning stations and feeding grounds), the open ocean (from plastic pollution) and thereby all other marine creatures that live in these environments."
 
Eline Postma
 
"I think Manta rays are great ambassadors for ocean protection, because they represent much larger issues that our oceans are facing. Through manta ray conservation we can protect our coral reefs better (their cleaning stations and feeding grounds), the open ocean (from plastic pollution) and thereby all other marine creatures that live in these environments."
 
Massimiliano De Reviziis
 
"I have been diving and snorkelling with mantas hundreds of times and it never gets boring, it is always exciting, the way they come next to you, look at you, and interact with you. Mantas are smart, and the ocean is their world, we need to respect that and protect them. I decided to adopt one, because I simply hope that my grand-children one day will still be able to swim and dive with mantas the way I do today."
 
Theo Amey
 
"Big Sis, thanks for the gift of adopting a manta and naming it 'Theo' after me. I really enjoy the pictures of 'Theo' and updates on his whereabouts and status. I hope one day I can see a manta ray for real."
 
Massimiliano De Reviziis
 
"I have been diving and snorkelling with mantas hundreds of times and it never gets boring, it is always exciting, the way they come next to you, look at you, and interact with you. Mantas are smart, and the ocean is their world, we need to respect that and protect them. I decided to adopt one, because I simply hope that my grand-children one day will still be able to swim and dive with mantas the way I do today."
 
Massimiliano De Reviziis
 
"I have been diving and snorkelling with mantas hundreds of times and it never gets boring, it is always exciting, the way they come next to you, look at you, and interact with you. Mantas are smart, and the ocean is their world, we need to respect that and protect them. I decided to adopt one, because I simply hope that my grand-children one day will still be able to swim and dive with mantas the way I do today."
 
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."
 
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."
 
Blue Marlin Komodo
 
"Any encounter with these spellbinding creatures leaves the diver in genuine awe regardless of his or her previous experiences. Any creature capable of inspiring that reaction is worthy of our fullest conservation efforts."
 
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."
 
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."
 
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."
 
Daisy Whicheloe
 
"Manta conservation means being part of something that's trying to help the world see we have so much awesome and fascinating and beautiful life in our oceans that needs our protection. It's about not just being a spectator."
 
Daisy Whicheloe
 
"Manta conservation means being part of something that's trying to help the world see we have so much awesome and fascinating and beautiful life in our oceans that needs our protection. It's about not just being a spectator."
 
Jonathan Dancer
 
"These majestic creatures need our protection from those that do not yet appreciate their beauty or the wonder of the marine environment. A fleeting 30 seconds in the water with one would melt anyone?s heart forever"
 
Gerard Biles
 
 
Gerard Biles
 
 
Fiona Galloway
 
 
Fiona Galloway
 
 
Uber Scuba Komodo
 
"We consider it a blessing to be able to enter the waters of Komodo knowing that we may encounter such majestic, breathtaking creatures. Marine megafauna, like manta rays, are representative of the health of our oceans. If we were to lose our marine megafauna it is an indicator of the larger devastation of our planet. We know that we must protect our marine megafauna and their environments to ensure we can enjoy a healthy marine environment for years to come, this is where the wonderful work of Manta Matcher, MMF and Elitza Germanov and her incredible team come in. Sharing the seas with Manta Rays - like this beautiful specimen - ensure our passion for diving forever remains, and we urge anyone who is yet to come into contact with the team at Manta Matcher to get involved. You can meet our manta 'Uber' by Diving in Komodo - visit us at http://uberscubakomodo.com"
 
Lin Kilpatrick
 
"If there is a God, then manta rays are her angels."
 
Lin Kilpatrick
 
"If there is a God, then manta rays are her angels."
 
Uber Scuba Komodo
 
"We consider it a blessing to be able to enter the waters of Komodo knowing that we may encounter such majestic, breathtaking creatures. Marine megafauna, like manta rays, are representative of the health of our oceans. If we were to lose our marine megafauna it is an indicator of the larger devastation of our planet. We know that we must protect our marine megafauna and their environments to ensure we can enjoy a healthy marine environment for years to come, this is where the wonderful work of Manta Matcher, MMF and Elitza Germanov and her incredible team come in. Sharing the seas with Manta Rays - like this beautiful specimen - ensure our passion for diving forever remains, and we urge anyone who is yet to come into contact with the team at Manta Matcher to get involved. You can meet our manta 'Uber' by Diving in Komodo - visit us at http://uberscubakomodo.com"
 
Uber Scuba Komodo
 
"We consider it a blessing to be able to enter the waters of Komodo knowing that we may encounter such majestic, breathtaking creatures. Marine megafauna, like manta rays, are representative of the health of our oceans. If we were to lose our marine megafauna it is an indicator of the larger devastation of our planet. We know that we must protect our marine megafauna and their environments to ensure we can enjoy a healthy marine environment for years to come, this is where the wonderful work of Manta Matcher, MMF and Elitza Germanov and her incredible team come in. Sharing the seas with Manta Rays - like this beautiful specimen - ensure our passion for diving forever remains, and we urge anyone who is yet to come into contact with the team at Manta Matcher to get involved. You can meet our manta 'Uber' by Diving in Komodo - visit us at http://uberscubakomodo.com"
 
Uber Scuba Komodo
 
"We consider it a blessing to be able to enter the waters of Komodo knowing that we may encounter such majestic, breathtaking creatures. Marine megafauna, like manta rays, are representative of the health of our oceans. If we were to lose our marine megafauna it is an indicator of the larger devastation of our planet. We know that we must protect our marine megafauna and their environments to ensure we can enjoy a healthy marine environment for years to come, this is where the wonderful work of Manta Matcher, MMF and Elitza Germanov and her incredible team come in. Sharing the seas with Manta Rays - like this beautiful specimen - ensure our passion for diving forever remains, and we urge anyone who is yet to come into contact with the team at Manta Matcher to get involved. You can meet our manta 'Uber' by Diving in Komodo - visit us at http://uberscubakomodo.com"
 
Theo Amey
 
"Big Sis, thanks for the gift of adopting a manta and naming it 'Theo' after me. I really enjoy the pictures of 'Theo' and updates on his whereabouts and status. I hope one day I can see a manta ray for real."
 
Theo Amey
 
"Big Sis, thanks for the gift of adopting a manta and naming it 'Theo' after me. I really enjoy the pictures of 'Theo' and updates on his whereabouts and status. I hope one day I can see a manta ray for real."
 
Jonathan Dancer
 
"These majestic creatures need our protection from those that do not yet appreciate their beauty or the wonder of the marine environment. A fleeting 30 seconds in the water with one would melt anyone?s heart forever"
 
Gerard Biles
 
 
Gerard Biles
 
 
Gerard Biles
 
 
Gerard Biles
 
 
Daisy Whicheloe
 
"Manta conservation means being part of something that's trying to help the world see we have so much awesome and fascinating and beautiful life in our oceans that needs our protection. It's about not just being a spectator."
 
Blue Marlin Komodo
 
"Any encounter with these spellbinding creatures leaves the diver in genuine awe regardless of his or her previous experiences. Any creature capable of inspiring that reaction is worthy of our fullest conservation efforts."
 
Lin Kilpatrick
 
"If there is a God, then manta rays are her angels."
 
Teun (Scuba Centre Asia)
 
 
Mark Bedenbender
 
 
Matthew Rayner
 
"Help save ocean giants from extinction!"
 
Mark Bedenbender
 
 
Adrienne Salcau
 
"Ibu Taco is friend to Dr.Evil"
 
Paavo Mäkinen
 
"From very small age Paavo has loved the nature and all the animals and when he grows up he wants to be either a marinebiologist or paleontologist."
 

 


Collaborating Researchers

Rosie Cooper

Affiliation: Marine Megafauna Foundation

Research Project: MMF Southeast Asia

Web Site: marinemegafauna.org