“Kifl”, a new reef manta (Manta Alfredi) has been identified at Movenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives, as reported by the resort’s marine biologist Christian Stolpe.
#Newsflash new reef #manta "Kifl” spotted at Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives. #MovenpickMaldives' #marine biologist Christian Stolpe of Dive Butler reported this sighting to Mantatrust, a nonprofit organisation overseeing the recording and identifying of mantas to better understand its' population.Now, who's up to this new experience? So many #hiddentreasures #underwater!
Posted by Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives on Tuesday, March 3, 2020
“We have collaborated with different nonprofit organizations such as Manta Trust [for recording and identifying mantas], Olive Ridley Project [for identifying turtles], Turtle watch [for recording turtle sightings] and shark watch [for recording shark sightings]) and we assist in collecting data to get a better idea about the population and movements of turtles, sharks and mantas. The spot pattern is unique for each Manta and hence for identifying mantas it is vital to have a clear shot of the belly” briefs, Christian.
Christian’s reporting has been authenticated by Manta Trust.
Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives is a tropical oasis located in the undisturbed Noonu Atoll nestled in the northern part of the Maldives. Only 45 minutes travel from Male, makes it the perfect tropical haven to explore and rejuvenate amidst the pristine beauty and spectacular sceneries.