2011 – Diving Maldives – a selection of videos by Christian Loader – featuring whale sharks, manta rays, turtles, barracuda, superb coral reefs and more …
2011 – On 26 June, the Landaa Giraavaru dive team found an injured female Olive Ridley turtle entangled in a fishing net close by Hanifaru bay. They rescued it and brought it back to the marine biologists here at the MDC. This new patient had already lost one front flipper and the other one was deeply lacerated. Watch our video of Juno – a recap of the story, ending with her release back into the ocean.
On 8 November 2011, around 300 false killer whales were spotted, cruising with bottlenose dolphins a few hundred meters south of Landaa Giraavaru. It was a fantastic sight, and quite a rare one too – enjoy the video clip we made.
November 2011 – Dwindling sea turtle populations across Maldivian waters have prompted Four Seasons Resorts Maldives to take action to help safeguard the world’s oldest existing reptiles. This government-endorsed initiative works to increase awareness of turtle conservation, safeguard nests and rear turtle hatchlings until they are big and strong enough to protect themselves in the wild.