Oceanic manta rays are a globally endangered species. Currently the biggest threat to Aotearoa’s manta rays is the lack of data. We simply don’t know enough about these animals to protect them.
By submitting your sightings to Manta Watch NZ, you are directly contributing to our national research and conservation efforts.
Submit your images and sightings on the form below and in return, we will provide feedback about the manta(s) you encountered and if your manta is new to our database you will be given the opportunity to name your manta ray!
Download our Data Collection Guide so you know exactly what type of data we would like you to collect so that we can get the most value out of your sightings.
Finally, to ensure that your manta rays encounters are safe and respectful for all concerned please check out and download our Best Practice Guide.
Manta Images & Videos:
Please send your high resolution manta media to the project via email firstname.lastname@example.org or any of these free online transfer methods:
We Transfer, Dropbox, Google Drive
Total Sightings: 656
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