The mission of The Manta Network is to learn more about populations and migration behavior by assisting manta researchers
worldwide. An excellent way to help with these efforts is to adopt a manta ray.
We are now planning to deploy electronic tags at sampling sites in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The tags will record
information on the movements of the manta for a period of nine months. At the end of the recording time, a "burn wire" will release the tag and it will float to the surface. There it will transmit data to overhead satellites for a period of 14 days. This information will be sent to researchers via email for analysis. Summaries of the findings will be presented as special Manta Network reports.
You can assist this important research through our Adopt-A-Manta Program which provides funding for
the purchase and operation of manta tags. Our research affiliates will sponsor biologists to perform
the actual tagging of the mantas at each of the target sites.
You can adopt a manta ray in any of the following ways:
- Annual Manta Adoption:
- Annual Adoption & Membership:
- Lifetime Adoption:
One-time $250 donation
- Educational Organizations:
Free for schools that agree to organize and run at least one fundraising event each year.
If you are not currently registered, [Click Here First].
Please make sure that you have entered your full name and mailing address correctly.
If you would like to mail in your adoption form,
[Click here] to view
a printable mail-in adoption form. Please included this form with your adoption.
To register on-line, please complete the form below and click submit. You will then be directed to the ONLINE PAYMENT area.
Each supporting member will receive an official membership package and certificate. Supporting members will also receive special
access to our website. More information, research and resources are thus provided to follow the work of our researchers and
If you are interested in more information or to discuss becoming a major sponsor of our work, please contact