Latest News from our Marine Discovery Centres
Our volunteer Mark follows his passion for marine biology down to the fish lab, where he gets to work with our Clownfish sustainable breeding project.
Learn about our Maldivian and Clark’s Clownfish as they hatch from a clutch of tiny eggs, through a larval stage before developing into miniature ‘Nemo’ juveniles.
We have a packed report from our Centres at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.
Read about Samy, an Olive Ridley turtle rescued from entanglement in a ghost fishing net and now recovering well from his injuries.
Meet our new ‘Head Start’ hatchlings, and join the students from Kurendhoo school on a tour of our facilities.
Join us down in the Fish Lab to catch up on our Clownfish breeding project, and take a seat at the recent Shark and Ray Symposium.
Then venture underwater to see wild Hawksbills feeding on the reef, and enjoy our candid underwater video (BRUV) to learn how the fish behave when no one is looking !
Meet the latest graduates from our turtle ‘Head Start’ Programme, as they are released back into the ocean.
Read about our latest rehabilitation efforts as we rescue Olive Ridley turtles from entrapment in drifting ‘ghost’ fishing nets.
And then learn how you can help with the Maldivian Sea Turtle ID Project, by sending us your photos of wild turtles on the reef.
Read the full story of our amazing Flying Turtles journey !
See how we prepare our rescue turtles for their 5000 mile trip of a lifetime, and then join Stephanie and Sebastien as they travel by sea and air en route to Europe.
Enjoy our photos of the journey, and learn how the turtles are settling in to their new luxury aquarium lifestyle.
The Maldives experienced unusually high ocean temperatures during March-May 2016, which caused paling and bleaching in corals both on our Reefscapers frames and on the natural reefs.
Read about the seasonal effects of El Niño, see our photos of the coral bleaching event and its aftermath, and learn of our experiments to minimise future damage and regenerate the reefs.
Meet Mark, our latest Eco-Volunteer to help with our marine conservation projects here in the Maldives.
By the second day, Mark is getting to know our rescue turtle patients and assisting with feeding times. There is also time for a boat trip, where he has an unforgettable encounter with a pod of false killer whales.
Adam is our new intern at Kuda Huraa, and he joins us fresh from university and full of enthusiasm!
He is helping with our turtle conservation projects – injured rescue turtles and the hatchling head start programme. You can join Adam as he releases a turtle with a satellite tracking tag, and see why he’s got one eye on the waves …
Our coral biologists have had a very busy year, as they continue to monitor our frames and the natural reefs for the effects of coral bleaching.
You can also see a striking coral spawning event, and then join us on a visit to the island of Fainu (Raa Atoll, Maldives) to help a group of local enthusiasts with their coral propagation efforts.