Coral Bleaching 2016

Coral Bleaching 2016

The Maldives experienced unusually high ocean temperatures during March-May 2016, which caused paling and bleaching in corals both on our Reefscapers frames and on the natural reefs.
Read about the seasonal effects of El Niño, see our photos of the coral bleaching event and its aftermath, and learn of our experiments to minimise future damage and regenerate the reefs.

Coral Frame Updates from our Reefscapers Teams

Coral Frame Updates from our Reefscapers Teams

We have been catching up with the repairs and maintenance following the recent coral bleaching event.
Learn how the high temperatures have been affecting our corals, and see who we photographed
nibbling at our frames… !
We also welcomed local school children for a tour of our Centre and some eco-flavoured fun & games.

High Seasonal Ocean Temperatures Causing Coral Bleaching

High Seasonal Ocean Temperatures Causing Coral Bleaching

Catch up with our latest Reefscapers coral frame facts & figures, and read how the warm ocean temperatures are affecting the corals.
We take a look at which coral species are most affected, and analyse our ocean temperature data collated from 2013-2015.

Reefscapers – Coral Propagation Experiments

Reefscapers – Coral Propagation Experiments

Join the Four Seasons Apprentice Class of 2015, as they try their hand at making their very own coral frames.
And we start one experiment to study our coral propagation techniques, and a second to research how coral frames will impact a bed of seagrass growing in the lagoon.

A Record Month for our Reefscapers Coral Frames!

A Record Month for our Reefscapers Coral Frames!

Our Reefscapers teams had a very busy April, with over 100 new coral frames added to our lagoons !
Take a unique look at how our ‘Moon Reef’ is growing, from both high in the sky and beneath the waves, and read about how the warm sea temperatures can affect the corals.

Coral Propagation Updates

Coral Propagation Updates

Catch up with all our latest Reefscaping news, with updates on our coral frames and reports of recent coral bleaching.
We also welcomed a film crew from Hong Kong this month, who are making a documentary about our work here at Kuda Huraa.

A Happy New Year From Reefscapers

A Happy New Year From Reefscapers

Coral frame maintenance procedures are explained this month, and discover how the hungry Parrotfish can cause us extra work !
Plus you’re invited to join us on our annual Xmas Tree dive … where Santa hats are optional !

Coral Bleaching

Coral Bleaching

Read about Coral Bleaching – what causes it, and how it affects our corals. We bring you our first-hand experiences and latest news at the start of the new monsoon season.

Reefscapers – April News

Reefscapers – April News

Read about our nursery, learn about coral bleaching as part of our Coral Watch project, and catch up with our young hotel apprentices as they make their very own coral frame.

Our Water Temperature Stations Around Baa Atoll

Our Water Temperature Stations Around Baa Atoll

Here we bring you a behind-the-scenes insight into some of our less well known research work at Four Seasons Resorts Maldives.
19 marine temperature stations have been positioned underwater at strategic locations around Baa Atoll, and are actively recording the surrounding sea temperatures every single hour, 24/7.