The guitarfish is a local celebrity on the house reef of Kuda Huraa. The front looks like a ray and the back looks like a shark. It has been seen several times around the sunken buggy. 🌊🦈 . . . 📹 @albert_hung #maldives #ocean #diving #sharks #rays #guitarfish #staysalty #fsmaldives #fskudahuraa #oceanlove #marinebiology #marinescience
We had one of the mushroom corals in our aquarium spawning today. With the UV lights it came out as this fluorescent orange slime. We collected it with a cotton bud, put it under the microscope and found eggs! Have you ever seen a coral spawning? #marinebiology #marinescience #coral #coralspawning #chasingcoral #aquarium #oceanlove #staysalty #maldives
False killer Whales, leaping spinner dolphins, short fin pilot whales, bottlenose and more on our dolphin cruises this past week! Great opportunity to see these incredible animals in the wild. #cetaceans #dolphins #whalewatching #boatlife #marinebiology #marinesavers #fourseasons #sunset #spinner #falsekillerwhale #pilotwhales #bottlenose #conservation
On April 20th we said goodbye to Stevie a female Olive Ridley who was found entangled in a ghost net. After 2 months of rehabilitation and care from our staff, Stevie was ready to go back, we attached a satellite tracker on her carapace, so we can track her movements! . . . . #oliveridley #seaturtle #rehab #research #satelittetraking #fsmaldives #fskudahuraa #conserve #marinebiology #teamwork #species #wildlife #staysalty #blueplanet #blueocean
Short Finned Pilot Whales on our dolphin cruise this week. At 5.5m these are the second largest species of dolphin after Killer Whales! The season for Pilot Whales is just beginning so we are looking forward to seeing more of these guys in the coming weeks! #pilotwhales #dolphins #Maldives #fourseasons #marinesavers #Kudahuraa #cruise #marinebiology #staysalty #whalewatching #fsmaldives #fskudahuraa #species #wildanimals #research #conservation #wildllife
The sixth and last sea turtle nest hatched on May 19th. This marked the end of the fairy saga we have lived in Landaa Giraavaru, protecting the six nests laid by a green turtle. All our efforts of monitoring and conservation have led a total of 360 healthy hatchlings sea turtles to find a safe way to the ocean and 16 weaker babies to join the rearing centre at Kuda Huraa to give them best chance of survival. #seaturtlenestprotection #greenturtle #mdclandaateam #Landaagiraavaru
76 green turtle hatchlings were released today, measuring around 4.6 cm and weighting 22 g. Made in Landaa! Nest #5. .💚💚🐢🐢
On April 20th we released Stevie, a female Olive Ridley Turtle with a Satellite track device. Stevie spend 2 months with us, after being found entangled in a ghost net in Laamu Atoll. After overcoming her problems, she was able to dive and rest at the bottom of the pool. We will be able to track her movements and see where she is heading next. Keep track of Stevie on our webpage!
À good awareness can make the difference! Marinesavers is proud of the actions taken by some staff members at the resort to save sea turtles. All the turtles in this video were found entangled in abandoned fishing nets and were destined to a certain death. Although we don't have the power to reduce the ghost nets threat at the source, we can minimize the impact here by forming an army of marine rescuers. Stop and help if you find an entangled turtle. If you cannot release contact one of the rehabilitation centers below: Baa Atoll - Landaa Giraavaru, Marinesavers - +960 66 00 888. Baa Atoll - Coco Palm, Olive Ridley project - +960 955 2205. North Male Atoll - Kuda Huraa, Marinesavers - +960 66 44 888. Lhaviyani Atoll - Naifaru, Atoll Marine centre - +960 743 4782.
Some news of our clownfish production at the Fishlab. #fsLandaagiraavaru
Read her story from rescue to release: http://marinesavers.com/turtles/pumpkin-pie/ Bon voyage, Pumpkin Pie! 😀
Amazing 3D interactive animation of a swimming Green Turtle (from the talented team at the University of Massachusetts, USA). More info: >> http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/digital-life-team-creates-animated-3d >> http://www.digitallife3d.org/
Why is seagrass important to our oceans! #projectseagrass
See who is patroling with us this morning...a juvenile Blacktip Reef Shark! These baby sharks find ideal conditions in the shallow waters around Landaa Giraavaru where they are save from predators and encounter an abundance of food...we often see them coming up close to the beach in their search of food
Another green turtle visited us to leave her eggs... turtle nest #6 already in this year!!!!
Easter is coming and a green turtle is hiding a lot of its eggs on Landaa beach. Another unexpected nest was found yesterday morning near villa 222. We can count now 5 protected nests around the island. The first projected hatching date is in few days (March 21st) then two are predicted to hatch in April and two in May. Four Seasons Resort Maldives At Landaa Giraavaru
Yesterday was not a funny day! We brought Beybe to the clinic for an X-rays check-up to find out what is going wrong. Despite all our efforts, Beybe has stopped eating for a month and he became very weak. We are waiting the veterinary diagnostic and we hope this clinic exam will help to save him and better understand his health problem.
Flash and Allegra hatched on the 25th of January of 2017 in Four Seasons Kuda Huraa. After spending a year with us growing and getting stronger, Flash and Allegra were released on the 28th of February 2018 at Makoonodhu, North Male. Four days later during a snorkel Allegra was spotted again by our marine biologist! We wish the best to these little hawksbills and we hope we keep seeing them on future snorkels! http://marinesavers.com/turtles/kuda-huraa-hatchlings-january/
They have hatched!! Finally after several days of courting and dancing rituals our seahorse dad gave birth this morning to 63 juveniles. In the wild, the young seahorses have to care for themselves, there is a very high mortality rate, less than 1% will survive. That is why the Seahorse breeding program is back at the Fishlab, started in 2013 and stopped for over 3 years. We will work towards to ensure the protection of these babies during the early stages of their life. Then we will return them to the wild as they mature.
A rare Ornate eagle ray (Aetomylaeus vespertilio) came to visit us at Landaa. This uncommon eagle ray can reach 250 cm and has not been sighted in any great numbers since its description more than 160 years ago. The Ornate eagle ray is assessed as endangered, the population has declined over the past 50 years due to fishing pressure and low fecundity. We were lucky to spot it as according to some local Maldivians it's a once in a lifetime sighting.