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Meet the Adopters
|Why are research and conservation for this species important?|
|"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."|
Affiliation: Marine Megafauna Foundation
Research Project: Microplastics & Megafauna
Web Site: www.marinemegafauna.org
"Ellie loves Manta Matcher as it helps her keep an eye on Indonesia's manta rays while she is busy working on her PhD. When she is not seeing spots Ellie is usually found avoiding single use plastic, doing yoga or eating chocolate."