Maldives

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Ellie’s Life at Landaa

Ellie’s Life at Landaa

Hi! I’m Ellie, the marine biology intern at Landaa Giraavaru. Having recently graduated in Zoology, I am taking a year out to gain work experience … and what an incredible experience it has been so far!
It’s challenging to learn all the relevant fish & coral biology so quickly … but the Marine Savers team is amazing, and it’s a tropical paradise here!

Maanee’s Marine Biology Blog

Maanee’s Marine Biology Blog

It’s Maanee’s final month with us, and she’s been a huge help with our turtle rescue patients. Learn about the different personalities that each turtle displays, and read how we nurse them back to health before release back into the ocean.
Plus there’s the story of Tara, the juvenile Olive Ridley turtle found covered in oil, who receives a special spa treatment … a mayonnaise massage! 😃

Maanee’s Marine Life

Maanee’s Marine Life

Kihineh, and greetings from the jewelled-necklace of the Indian Ocean! My name is Maanee, and I’m one of the fresh faces interning with Marine Savers at Kuda Huraa.
Not a day in my experience has been anything short of sensational, as every aspiring marine biologist must consider the opportunity to live and work here as a dream and privilege.
But let me be the first to tell you that caring for sick & injured turtles is a full-time job … ! 💚

Reefscapers Dynamic Duo!

Reefscapers Dynamic Duo!

Hi everyone! 🙂 We’re Martyna and Sorin, 2 interns at the Marine Discovery Centre Kuda Huraa, working on the coral restoration program.
We are maintaining 2,000+ coral frames, collecting coral fragments and transplanting them onto both new and existing frames. Typically, each day involves a solid 7 hours in the water … which we LOVE! 💙

Olivia’s Marine Biology Internship

Olivia’s Marine Biology Internship

Hi everyone, my name is Olivia, and I am a 22-year-old Master’s student from England, studying Tropical Marine Biology. I am the marine biologist intern here at the Marine Discovery Centre at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru. As part of my Master’s degree, I am researching the Reefscapers coral propagation programme.

Lotte’s Marine Life

Lotte’s Marine Life

Learn about Lotte’s new life at Landaa, helping with our Clownfish and jellies in the Fish Lab. There’s time to propagate some corals with our Reefscaping team, before caring for the injured turtle patients at our rescue centre.
Lotte also kick-starts the Flying Turtles programme, to find new permanent homes for our “non-releasable” long-term residents.

Reefscapers new “A.I. for Corals”

Reefscapers new “A.I. for Corals”

Read about the latest pioneering REEFSCAPERS project … we are building a solar-powered autonomous catamaran!
Using robotics, GPS and advanced artificial intelligence software, we hope to start remotely photographing and monitoring our coral frame garden.
Find out how our team of marine scientists are taking coral conservation into the 21st Century …

Chathu’s Story

Chathu’s Story

Hello, I’m Chathu, a Master’s student at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka.
I’ve spent ten weeks as a marine biology intern at the Marine Discovery Center in Landaa Giraavaru, and there is so much to learn about the different aspects of the marine biology programmes here, including Turtle care, the Fish Lab and Coral propagation, plus turtle safaris, adventure snorkels and dolphin cruises.

Louise’s Life at Landaa

Louise’s Life at Landaa

My name is Louise, I am a French marine biology student from the IMBRSea Master. I am currently working on the island of Landaa Giraavaru in the Maldives, to work on my Master’s thesis with the Reefscapers team.
For my project, I will be assessing the growth rate of the coral frames that are located around the island as part of the reef restoration programme.

Meet Marine Intern Julia

Meet Marine Intern Julia

Hi, I’m Julia, 28 years young from England, and I’m the current marine biology intern here at Kuda Huraa!
At the moment, there are large numbers of adult Olive Ridley turtles drifting to the Maldives trapped in discarded (ghost) fishing gear, often wounded and dehydrated when they’re rescued. So we are busy turtle feeding and monitoring, and discussing our conservation efforts with resort guests.

Sea Turtles And Plastic

Sea Turtles And Plastic

Approximately 8 million tonnes of synthetic waste are thought to enter the world’s oceans every year, and there are currently 5 trillion pieces of plastic waste floating just in the surface waters.
The ingestion of plastics in marine wildlife is a growing concern, with plastic debris found inside many animals ranging from crabs and seabirds, to turtles and whales.

Rafaela’s Marine Biology Blog

Rafaela’s Marine Biology Blog

Hello, my name is Rafaela. I’m 25 years old and I graduated from my Master’s degree in Marine Biology at the University of Algarve.
I have been here for 5 weeks so far, and I’m really enjoying it and learning a lot. I have spent time treating the turtle patients, monitoring coral frames around the island, and taking guest snorkel safaris.

Juliet’s Internship

Juliet’s Internship

Meet Juliet, our latest marine biology intern joining us all the way from the U.S. of A. It’s been a busy first month on the job, with many interesting experiences along the way.
Juliet goes hands-on with our Green turtle hatchlings and injured Olive Ridley patients, and is soon helping with our marine presentations and guest safaris … both above and below the waves.

Saphire’s Special Safari

Saphire’s Special Safari

Saphire’s incredible experiences continue this month, with something really special on safari …
Whilst night-snorkelling, there’s parrot fish, lobster and Hawksbills out on the reef, and back on dry land we have another turtle nest discovered on the beach.
Finally whilst out on safari, there’s not only a pod of Pilot Whales but also a very rare sighting of Sperm whales!

Saphire’s Second Safari

Saphire’s Second Safari

Saphire has settled in to her new life as a marine biologist, and in month 2 she’s been busy leading our guest excursions and snorkel safaris.
It’s a busy time in our turtle rescue centre, with some happy and some sad news this month.
And Saphire shares some once-in-a-lifetime photos of her incredible time on the Manta Trust research boat …

Léa’s Marine Life Lessons

Léa’s Marine Life Lessons

Meet Léa, who joined us from France for her marine biology internship.
She was soon helping to care for our turtle rescue patients, and learning about the Clownfish breeding programme.
Léa then took a closer look at our Reefscapers project, to study coral fragments down the microscope.

Saphire on Safari

Saphire on Safari

Hello! My name is Saphire and I’m interning at the Marine Discovery Centre in Landaa Giraavaru. I’m 25 years old and recently graduated from my Master’s degree in Marine Environmental Management from the University of York (UK).
I’ve been in the Maldives for 1 month now, and I’m having a fantastic time learning about turtle care, the Fish Lab and the Reefscapers coral frames.

Tori’s Travels #Five

Tori’s Travels #Five

Hello again! I have many exciting stories to share from this last month in the Maldives.
Waving a happy “goodbye” to some of my rescue turtle friends, and diving with mantas for the very first time … my final weeks at Kuda Huraa have been nothing short of incredible! 🙂

Tori’s Travels #Four

Tori’s Travels #Four

This month, Tori welcomes injured rescue turtles to our Rehabilitation Centre, and learns some new coral propagation techniques for our Reefscapers frames.
Next, there’s an exciting trip to Baa Atoll in search of mantas, and we discover some of Aku’s clownfish secrets down in Landaa’s Fish Lab …

Tori’s Travels #Three

Tori’s Travels #Three

Another month has flown by at Kuda Huraa, and it’s been one of new experiences and wonderful surprises for Tori.
We’ve been busily treating the turtle patients at our rehabilitation centre, there are some thrilling marine encounters with pilot whales and eagle rays, and the month ends with an exciting opportunity …