6 décembre 2018 : raies Manta ... et dizaines de plongeurs assistant au spectacle ! (2ème partie) - Spot Bojamhadi, Manta Point - Moofushi - Atoll d'Ari - Maldives
Les nouvelles Manta :
Thank you so much for the update! Yes, you did correctly identify those mantas as Arche and Anita! Anita is a very friendly individual who I have met before and she loves to swim in all the divers bubbles :) There were also 6 other mantas in your photos. Here is some more information about each one:
Amaroo (MV-MA-0500). Amaroo is an adult female. She has been seen a total of 44 times after we first discovered her in 2007! She has been seen pregnant twice - once in 2014 and one time again last year (2018).
Maggie (MV-MA-0682). Maggie is a juvenile female. She is a very interesting manta as she is one of a small group of mantas that has been seen in more than one atoll! Maggie has been seen visiting Ari, North Male, and Baa Atolls. We have recorded a total of 38 sightings of her.
Elin (MV-MA-3218). Elin is an adult female. She has been seen a total of 30 times and was first identified in 2014 near Moofushi! We believe that Elin may have matured in 2016 and she was seen pregnant last year.
Alicia (MV-MA-3384). Alicia is a juvenile female. We first discovered Alicia in 2014 and have seen her 37 times since then.
Iaia (MV-MA-3411). Iaia is a juvenile female. She is not as well known to us as some of the others as we have only seen her 15 times, so it's really exciting to have another sighting of her! Like Maggie, Iaia also seems to like to travel a bit and has been seen in both Ari and Baa Atolls. She was first discovered in 2014.
Irene (MV-MA-3484). Irene is a juvenile female. She has also only been seen 15 times, so it's great to start to learn more about her! Irene was first identified in 2014.
I have also attached the labelled photos here of each manta! I hope you're enjoying thinking of all the mantas you were able to meet when you were in Maldives :) It's always so helpful for us to receive these photos so that we can learn more about these amazing animals.
All the best, Emma
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