Latest News from our Marine Discovery Centres
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.
Stay up to date with all the latest news and photos from our dedicated Coral Biologists, direct from our Centres at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.
Read how our coral reef propagation project is progressing in 2017, and see our latest experiments studying the growth in coral micro-fragments in controlled lab conditions.
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.