Conservation through Research, Awareness and Education

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Data Collection Protocols

In order to assist scientific research and data collection, the Manta Trust has taken the initiative to develop open access protocols:

1) Manta Trust Mobulid Ray Tissue Sample Collection and Storage Procedure for Genetic Studies – v2_October_2014  

2) Manta Trust Protocol for Data Collection at Fish Markets – v1_2013


Reef Manta Ray Dorsal Markings 3, Unknown Location © Guy Stevens, Manta Trust (E) WM

A reef manta ray, Manta alfredi.

Oceanic Manta Ray Spot Patterns, Fuvamullah Atoll, Maldives © Guy Stevens, Manta Trust (E) WM

An oceanic manta ray, Manta birostris.


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