On 25 September we said a “Bon Voyage” to Maluo, Alfred and Bailey – Kuda Huraa’s first island-born hatchlings in 15 years. Catch up with their story here, and see the fun photo slideshows of their release day.
We’ve been busy behind the scenes, making improvements to our collection of over 40,000 coral frame photographs, and today we launch our brand new page. Now you can quickly retrieve details of your frame, see photographs from different angles and even pinpoint its exact location on a GPS map !
We’ve got lots of baby Maldivian clownfish this month, and read about how a walk along the beach turns up some unexpected food for our seahorses, along with some glow-in-the-dark fun from bioluminescent plankton.
We’re giving a ‘head start’ to some turtle hatchlings this month, and are pleased to report record sightings for our turtle ID database. Plus we sponsor an exciting new rearing project on Kendhoo, and find turtle tracks on a nearby uninhabited island.
August was another busy month for our turtle rescue teams, and our facilities are stretched to capacity.
We had the release of 2 rehabilitated turtles, as well as the rescue of 2 more patients found entangled in discarded fishing ‘ghost nets’.