Latest News from our Marine Discovery Centres
Enjoy some beautiful marine life photos of a fascinating Nudibranch phenomenon, right here in our lagoon at Landaa Giraavaru.
And then read about memorable encounters with Spinner dolphins on safari, before joining us underwater to collect new specimens for our Fish Lab.
This month, Lynn learns about our coral propagation programme and helps to make new Reefscapers frames, before joining a Manta Trust expedition for some thrilling underwater experiences.
She also says goodbye to an old friend, a rescued Olive Ridley sea turtle named ‘Denise’, lovingly cared for and released back to the ocean.
Meet Hannah, who joins us from Down Under as our marine biology intern at Kuda Huraa.
It’s not long before she’s helping out with our rehabilitation turtles, in what turns out to be the busiest period at our rescue Centre.
And read how the Maldivian spinner dolphins might have finally warmed her heart … ❤
During her second internship month, Lynn assists with an emergency admission to our turtle rescue centre.
She then heads out to sea on a Dolphin Cruise, to photograph spinner dolphins leaping into the air, before spending a more relaxing time beneath the waves, exploring the abundant and colourful underwater marine life of Baa Atoll.
We welcome Irene from Spain, who joins the Marine Savers team as our latest intern at Kuda Huraa.
Within just a few days, she is helping with our Reefscapers coral frames and giving awareness presentations to our resort guests.
Irene uses her veterinarial skills to treat our rescue turtle patients, and says a happy adiós to ‘Dash’ on release day.
Meet Lynn, an environmental biology graduate and sea turtle conservationist from Malaysia, now interning with us at Landaa.
Lynn soon meets our Olive Ridley turtle patients, getting to know their unique personalities and preferences, and is on hand to assist when 2 new turtles arrive, rescued by local fishermen from discarded ‘ghost’ fishing nets.
We invite you behind the scenes at Landaa Giraavaru’s Marine Discovery Centre, to take a look at our newly refurbished marine aquarium. Two months in the making, and all of Aku and Carla’s hard work has paid off !
Enjoy our photo slideshow to learn about the construction process, and meet all the new inhabitants – corals, invertebrates and fish.
Say ‘hello’ to Janice who is interning with us from Singapore.
She helps out with our guest marine biology presentations, before some hands on experience with our injured sea turtle patients suffering from ‘buoyancy syndrome’.
And Janice is literally ‘jumping for joy’ before departure, as our very own turtle nest starts to hatch … !
Our Clownfish breeding programme is starting again now the Centre refurbishment is complete, and we welcome back some seahorses to our tanks.
We also have some great photos of marine life, both above and below the waves as we go dolphin spotting and then venture out to the coral reef on snorkel safari.