Latest News from our Marine Discovery Centres
Say hello to our resident intern Sophie, who has come to work with us here at Marine Savers for 3 months.
Sophie gets busy with our turtles, helping with both an attempted rescue and a release, and learns about our current residents.
And unusually for our Marine Discovery Centre, we are also taking care of 2 furry residents … !
At the end of October, the Government of the Maldives partnered with Pew Charitable Trusts to host a symposium on shark and ray conservation in the Indian Ocean. Representatives from the the Maldives, Seychelles and Sri Lanka gathered at Landaa Giraavaru to share knowledge of global shark and ray populations, with the safeguarding of these iconic species at the very top of the agenda.
Meet Keith, the latest Volunteer to signup for our Programme.
He took a break from his busy office job to experience life as a marine biologist here in the Maldives. He is soon helping out with the turtle patients, and learning all about our Reefscapers coral propagation project.
Keith even finds the time for some recreational diving and a spot of meditative yoga.
We have a packed report and lots of great photos from our turtle teams this month.
From the smallest – see 100s of baby hatchlings set free – to one of the largest Green turtles we’ve ever encountered ! Also, we finally say goodbye to ‘Eskimo’ as he graduates from our Head Start Programme, to be released into the ocean.
And shhh … someone is taking a snooze, and we snapped the cutest of photos !
Join Dayna, our marine biology intern here at Kuda Huraa.
See how she uses her veterinarian skills and training to help save the lives of our sea turtles, injured from entanglement in drifting ghost fishing nets.
Learn about her research project with our turtle hatchlings, and go diving as Dayna explores the rich underwater marine life.
Say hello to some colourful new arrivals, as we admit some new species into our Fish Lab.
And then join us on marine safari, both above and below the waves, as we go dolphin spotting, take a swim with sharks and rays, and keep a look out for wild sea turtles and clownfish on the reef.