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Luna was the first turtle to have been successfully rehabilitated and released from the Ocean Pen! Luna, a juvenile Hawksbill turtle, was rescued by the Reefscapers team on the night of May 22nd, 2019. She was found stranded on the beach, very weak and dehydrated. Luna was kept under observation for a couple of days and started to recover her strength. Fortunately no signs of plastic ingestion or infection was detected. As part of her last rehabilitation step, Luna was transferred to the turtle Ocean Pen. With a volume of 5 m3, the turtle pen was ideal to aid her rehabilitation, specifically encouraging her mobility on and below the surface. A week later she was ready to head back into the big blue! Good luck little Luna and a huge thanks to Marine Savers partners for this fantastic rehabilitation tool. Music: www.bensound.com

A small glimpse into our coral restoration techniques! From attaching small coral fragments to the frame, relocating, outplanting and taking monitoring pictures. Isn’t this the best job? 🐠🐟🌊☀️ 📷 .the.deep.blue

Our sea turtle patients at the Landaa Giraavaru turtle rehabilitation centre were taken for their regular ocean swims today. . They love being out in their natural environment, with a bigger space to swim and the chance to see other marine life. . It was the first time Varughada (picture 2 and 3) has been on an ocean swim since her remaining front flipper was operated on. She has been recovering well from surgery and was so excited to be out in the big blue. She still suffers from buoyancy issues, but was trying her hardest to dive and was able to stay under water for longer every time! . . . .

Yesterday, and represented at the Vaavoshi Turtle Festival 2019. . It was an amazing day filled with educational talks, environmental workshops, games and music. . On our stall we were teaching people about our turtle rehabilitation and coral propagation projects, and giving workshops on how to repurpose ghost gear (abandoned fishing gear) into bracelets. . It was great to see members from the local communities and schools coming together to learn vital information about sea turtles and how to best protect them! . . . .

Today is a very special day at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa for Marine Savers and . Peggy returned home to Kuda Huraa, where she was first treated, in order to be released after 5 years of rehabilitation. She impressed us all as she crawled and swam strongly back into the big blue. Good luck and we are excited to see where you go with your satellite track! . .

PEGGY’S STORY 🐢💙 . Peggy, a female Olive Ridley turtle, first came into Marine Savers care back in 2014 due to ghost net entanglement. Her front left flipper was already missing from a previous injury. As a result of the recent entanglement, she suffered abrasions to her carapace and flippers and developed a severe buoyancy problem. She remained in our care for 2 years and after no progress in her health she was eventually transported to in Belgium as part of our flying turtles program in 2016! After roughly 3 years in their care, Peggy eventually started diving, and no longer had a buoyancy problem. On the 19th of June 2019, Peggy has returned back to the Maldives to be released back into the wild! Follow along with our page as we post more updates on Peggy’s story! . . .

During sea turtle week Sirius is our first release! This little fellow was found entangled in a ghost net with other three individuals. After rehabilitation and care of our staff, he is ready to continue his journey! Good luck Sirius! 🐢 . . . . .

A great World Ocean’s Day! Nearly 100 volunteers from Four Seasons apprentices, Kamadhoo school, Manta trust and FS Dive centre, joined Marine Savers’ appeal for a big beach clean-up at Kamadhoo,this June 8th 2019. More than 500Kg of waste and hundreds of plastic bottles were removed, avoiding those to end in the ocean. The main objective of that day was to unite local island citizens, resort organizations and youth, to raise awareness about ocean’s pollution. Annually, about 5 million tons of plastic enter in the sea, major part comes from single-use plastic that we throw away. The ocean connects us all, our communities, economies, natural resources and our future depend on healthy environments. Beach clean-ups are good actions to start with, but real changes need to be done to tackle the growing problem of plastic pollution. Education and unity stay powerful tools to protect and restore our oceans. It’s never too late, but it must be now. Follow simple rules as reduce,

We regularly update our large aquarium at our Marine Discovery Centre, with new substrates, fish and invertebrates, in order to keep a perfectly balanced ecosystem. . Due to the size of the aquarium, one of our marine biologists will get inside to move or change our species...making sure to step very carefully as they work! . . . .

The Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) is listed as endangered by the This filter feeding shark is the largest fish in the ocean and a year-round resident of the Maldives! This individual has been named Fernando by the .w.s.r.p and is their most encountered Whale Shark, he was first seen in 2008 and is now over 6m in length! 📷

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Luna, a juvenile Hawksbill turtle, was rescued by the Reefscapers team on the night of May 22, 2019. She was found stranded on Landaa Giraavaru beach, very weak and dehydrated. Luna was kept under observation for a couple of days and started to recover her strength. Fortunately no signs of plastic ingestion or infection was detected. As part of her last rehabilitation step, Luna was transferred to the turtle Ocean Pen. With a volume of 5 m3, the turtle pen was ideal to aid her rehabilitation, specifically encouraging her mobility on and below the surface. A week later she was ready to head back into the big blue! Luna was the first turtle to have been successfully rehabilitated and released from the Ocean Pen. Good luck little Luna! Huge thanks to Marine Savers partners for this fantastic rehabilitation tool! Olsen Animal Trust @spoken_wildlife Four Seasons Resort Maldives At Landaa Giraavaru

A small glimpse into our coral restoration techniques! From attaching small coral fragments to the frame, relocating, outplanting and taking monitoring pictures. Isn’t this the best job? 🐠🐟🌊☀️

Peggy´s journey!

Learn about Lotte’s life at Landaa, propagating 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.

This is what we call teamwork! 🦈🦈🦈 As one of the most abundant apex predators in our national ecosystem here in the Maldives, Black Tip reef sharks play a fundamental role in structuring inshore ecological communities. Groups of juveniles are often seen herding shoals of herring against the shore at high tide with the help of Blue Jacks in the deeper waters and our resident heron on the shore, for easier feeding. Individuals of this species have a timid and skittish nature however, they become confident in their numbers and can be roused into a feeding frenzy when there is an abundance of prey available, as we see here!

Join us down in the Lab, to catch up with fish breeding news, and read about the Moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) in our dedicated Kreisel tank. Our ‘Flying Turtles’ project has taken an interesting turn, and learn how you can contribute towards Maldivian turtle conservation by sending in your turtle photographs for identification and naming.

Follow Peggy's journey through our page! She is heading out of the Maldives!

Peggy is on her way back! Four Seasons Resorts Maldives

Release week! This week we had 3 individuals that were able to head back into the wild! Sirius, who was found entangled in a ghost net with another 3 individuals, is ready to continue his journey after a couple months of rehab! Toothless is now strong after overcoming some skin infections and ready to head into the big blue! Scapa was found entangled in a ghost net with injuries on her flippers and carapace. After a couple months of rehab, she heads back into the ocean with her brand new metal tags! Good luck and Happy World Sea Turtle Day!

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A great World Ocean’s Day! Nearly 100 volunteers from Four Seasons apprentices, Kamadhoo school, Manta trust and FS Dive centre, joined Marine Savers’ appeal for a big beach clean-up at Kamadhoo,this June 8th 2019. More than 500Kg of waste and hundreds of plastic bottles were removed, avoiding those to end in the ocean. The main objective of that day was to unite local island citizens, resort organizations and youth, to raise awareness about ocean’s pollution. Annually, about 5 million tons of plastic enter in the sea, major part comes from single-use plastic that we throw away. The ocean connects us all, our communities, economies, natural resources and our future depend on healthy environments. Beach clean-ups are good actions to start with, but real changes need to be done to tackle the growing problem of plastic pollution. Education and unity stay powerful tools to protect and restore our oceans. It’s never too late, but it must be now. Follow simple rules as reduce,

Meet Chathu, a Master’s student from the University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka), who spent 10 weeks as an intern at our Marine Discovery Centre in Landaa Giraavaru.

Meet the jellies in our new Kreisel jellyfish tank … the perfect home for them to grow and thrive under our watchful eye. Then take a front row seat at the Microplastics Workshop (SOS, MWSRP) to learn about the adverse effects of plastic pollution on whale sharks in the Maldives.

The Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) is listed as endangered by the IUCN Red List. This filter feeding shark is the largest fish in the ocean and a year-round resident of the Maldives! This individual has been named Fernando by the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme and is their most encountered Whale Shark, he was first seen in 2008 and is now over 6m in length! 📷@salty_photo

“I want to be, under the sea, in an octopus’ garden, with you!” Here at Marine Savers we’re reefscaping our back garden – the ocean! Coral reefs are fundamental to the survival of our islands in the Maldives by providing physical protection from erosion, especially with the modern threat of sea level rise. Hard corals are responsible for building the structure of the reef and creating homes and means of food source for our local fish. Since El Nino in 2016 we have been rebuilding our house reef and you can help to! Join our marine biologists and interns and give back to the ocean with us, like Louise and Emily are here. , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Reefscapers is putting robotics and artificial intelligence to work to help save the coral reefs! It is no secret that the worlds reefs are under threat. In the fight for survival it is vital to collect reliable and consistent data to enable the development of successful restoration and management plans. They are developing a robot which will help marine scientists improve coral propagation techniques, which can be applied throughout the world! Find out more here:-

They’re back! The changing monsoon means it is Manta season again here in Baa Atoll. Did you know that the Maldives is home to the largest known population of Reef Mantas in the world! The Manta Trust estimate numbers around 5,000 individuals. . . . . . 📷 @salty_photo

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