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MANTA CATALOG PREVIEW IMAGES - SQUARES

The Manta Catalog consists of a series of images and sighting information for individual mantas that have been seen at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary or nearby banks.

Each manta ray has been placed in a category depending on its unique underbelly markings. However, some manta rays' markings might be interpreted differently by different people, so be sure to look at images in all categories to find the manta you are trying to identify.

This page includes images of mantas with square-like blotches on their undersides.

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ADDITIONAL MANTA IMAGES

Button labeled "spots" that links to an image page of manta rays with spot patternsindividual has spot-like markings

Button labeled "spots & squares" that links to an image page of manta rays with spot & square patternsindividual has a combinationof spots and square patterns

Button labeled "mostly black" that links to an image page of manta rays with mostly black undersidesindividual is predominantly black/gray with few other markings

Button labeled "mostly white" that links to an image page of manta rays with mostly white undersidesindividual is predominantly white with few other markings

Button labeled "tagged" that links to an image page of manta rays with acoustic tags on themindividual has a tag on its dorsal (top) side

You can also download a Manta Catalog poster showing all the identified mantas sorted into their separate categories (as shown above).

Click on a picture below to see a larger image of the manta and information about sightings of that individual. All downloaded images should be credited to the person(s) listed with each photo. If an image lacks a photo credit, the photographer is not known.

Belly view of manta ray M6
Manta M6
July 2008
Photo Credit: Hickerson/FGBNMS
Belly view of manta ray M8
Manta M8
1994
Photo Credit: Jesse Cancelmo
Belly view of manta ray M18
Manta M18
August 2006
Photo Credit: Jesse Cancelmo
Belly view of manta ray M39
Manta M39
October 2000
Photo Credit: Joyce & Frank Burek
Belly view of manta ray M43
Manta M43
2006
Photo Credit: Russ Wilkins
Belly view of manta ray M51
Manta M51
September 2007
Photo Credit: Hickerson/FGBNMS



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