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Objective

Wildbook - MantaMatcher
To engage the public in wildlife research and conservation efforts; MantaMatcher makes use of data collected by tourists and citizen scientists sighting wildlife in local research and conservation projects.

Targeted Species & Habitats

Wildbook - MantaMatcher

About this project

Wildbook - MantaMatcher

Especially in the marine environment,  difficult and expensive to access, arriving at a critical mass of data for population analysis can take years. This results in excessively long research studies, which result anyway in conclusions drawn with too few data and too coarse analysis.

Wildbook® is an open source software framework to support collaborative mark-recapture, molecular ecology, and social ecology studies, especially where citizen science and artificial intelligence can help scale up projects. It allows projects to obtain, curate, and analyze “Big Data”, such as the potential of citizen scientists to collect and contribute large volumes of wildlife data through tourism and volunteerism.

Manta rays are widely distributed, migratory, and have unique spot patterning on their underside that can be used to identify individuals. Wildbook® - MantaMatcher is the first global online manta ray database, managing manta ray sighting and identifications worldwide. MantaMatcher also promotes collaborations by way of cross-referencing different study sites. Scientists can now examine if populations are shared between neighboring countries, examine regional and long distance movements, and examine the lifespans of manta rays.

Multimedia and photos

Wildbook - MantaMatcher

How can I contribute?

Manta Matcher
You don't need to be a researcher to contribute. Any diver or snorkeler with a camera can identify an individual manta ray. By uploading your manta identification photos, and information about your manta encounter, you too can help global manta ray research and conservation.

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SS Hildebrand

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Malin Beg

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Lisbon region

Portugal Lisbon region

Costa Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona

Cita Wreckage

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Cita Wreckage

Gemeos Grandes

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Illa de Ons

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Ons

Sliabh Liag

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Sliabh Liag

North Inishowen

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen North Inishowen

Kornati National Park

Croatia Sibenik-Knin Kornati National Park

Mulroy Bay

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Porec

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Algarve

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Parque das Gorgonias

Portugal Algarve Portimao Parque das Gorgonias

Inishtrahull Island

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Gilstone Reef

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Portnablagh Beach

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Jardim do Vau

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Portnoo

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Portnoo

Vrsar & Vuntana

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Fanad Head

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Las Raras

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Owey Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Owey Island

The Syracusa

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West Wales

UK Wales West Wales

County Donegal

Ireland County Donegal

North Wales

UK Wales North Wales

Costa Brava

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County Sligo

Ireland County Sligo

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The Quies

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay The Quies

Brijuni National Park

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Ponta da Passagem

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Ponta da Passagem

South Wales

UK Wales South Wales

Porto Santo

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River Gurara - Popa

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra River Gurara - Popa

Spiros

Portugal Algarve Portimao Spiros

Trawbreaga Bay

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Trawbreaga Bay

Tory Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Tory Island

Skye and Lochalsh

UK Scotland Highlands Skye and Lochalsh

El Hierro

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Gobbins and Larne

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UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Ballycastle and Rathlin

Illas Sisargas

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Illa de Rua

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Rua

Cinque Terre

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Dragonera Island

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Catalonia

Spain Catalonia

El Cabron

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria El Cabron

Pula & Medulin

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Pedra do Mariano

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Svealand

Sweden Svealand

Umag & Novigrad

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Jardim dos Nudibrânquios

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Hatt Rock

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Punta Socastro

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HMS Scylla

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall HMS Scylla

Garraf Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Garraf Natural Park

Norrland

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Liguria

Italy Liguria

Pedras de Portimao

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedras de Portimao

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Portofino

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Cornwall

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La Gomera

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Central Wales

UK Wales Central Wales

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Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Barcelona

Pedra da Âncora

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Baia da Armacao

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Baia da Armacao

Basque Country

Spain Basque Country

Porth Rock Reef

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Gemeos Pequenos

Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Pequenos

Gran Canaria

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria

Pedra do Leao

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El Palmar

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Pedra da Nau

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Cabo Raso

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Lobeira Islands

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Highlands

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Illa Coelleira

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Delta del Llobregat Natural Park

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Madeira

Portugal Madeira Islands Madeira

Götaland

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Cape Kamenjak

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Cap de Creus

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Tarifa

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Tossa de Mar

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Tossa de Mar

Teelin

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Newquay

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The Glens of Antrim

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Lough Swilly

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Delta de l'Ebre Natural Park

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Inishowen

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen

Talland Bay

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall Talland Bay

Bota de Fora

Portugal Algarve Portimao Bota de Fora

Farol da Guia

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Farol da Guia

Illa de Salvora

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Malin Head

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Malin Head

Arranmore Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Arranmore Island

Causeway Coast & Glens

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens

Praia da Duquesa

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Praia da Duquesa

Find your next marine wildlife experience in Europe!

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