Hatchling Care

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Irene’s Final Chapter

Irene’s Final Chapter

Irene looks back over her last 6 months as a marine biologist, sharing some of her wonderful stories and exciting photographs of Kuda Huraa.
She introduces our Junior Marine Savers to the resident rescue sea turtles, and there’s also time for celebrity surfer-spotting!

Irene’s Story – Chapter Three

Irene’s Story – Chapter Three

Irene enjoyed her Marine Savers internship so much that she came back again !
Enjoy her latest chapter of adventures, as Irene goes on the hunt above and below the waves … to spot dolphins & mantas.
Plus there are updates about 2 of our rescued Olive Ridley turtles, Luc and Max.

Head Start With Hannah

Head Start With Hannah

This month, Hannah is helping with our turtle hatchling care programme, and bids a fond farewell to 5 of our hatchlings that have grown from just 20g in weight to over 4kg in the last year!
And learn about Hannah’s marine experiment, studying the feeding preferences of Drupella snails on corals at our Centre.

Irene’s Story – Chapter Two

Irene’s Story – Chapter Two

Irene helps with our turtle care & rehab programme, and releases some hatchlings into the ocean during a memorable dawn trip on the ‘whaler’.
She also finds time to research the devastating effects of ‘ghost nets’ on Olive Ridley sea turtles, before departing with newly found study plans and a thirst for further travel adventures.

Turtle Conservation Roundup

Turtle Conservation Roundup

Catch up with some recent turtle news from our marine discovery centres.
We admit some new Head Start hatchlings and visit an uninhabited island as part of our Nest Protection programme.
You can read about our work on the Maldivian Turtle ID project, and then visit our rehabilitation pool out in the lagoon.

Our Turtle Conservation Programmes

Our Turtle Conservation Programmes

Meet Dot and Dash – 2 tiny Green Sea Turtle hatchlings recently admitted to our head start programme.
You can also learn about turtle enrichment activities, and see our photos and video as we release 2 turtles back into the wild.
Wishing “TG” and “Lavender Peace” a bon voyage and a long life out in the ocean.

Beth’s Marine Biology Blog – chapter 3

Beth’s Marine Biology Blog – chapter 3

Join our intern Beth here at Kuda Huraa, as she helps with the guest dolphin excursions and dives beneath the waves to photograph turtles on the reef.
Beth also assists with an emergency surgical operation on ‘Naseeb’ – a rescued Olive Ridley turtle, found entangled in a discarded fishing line and now recovering at our Centre.

Island Diary

Island Diary

What’s been happening these past few weeks at our Marine Discovery Centres ? Find out here !
Read the latest news direct from our marine biologists on Kuda Huraa & Landaa Giraavaru, and see photographs & video from our events and excursions.

Beth’s Marine Biology Blog – chapter 2

Beth’s Marine Biology Blog – chapter 2

Join our intern Beth, as she helps with our Reefscapers coral propagation projects during her second month here at the Marine Discovery Centre, Kuda Huraa.
Beth also gets hands on experience with our sea turtle rescue & rehabilitation programme, as she takes part in a daring mid-ocean rescue to save ‘Buddy’ !

Island Diary

Island Diary

What’s been happening these past few weeks at our Marine Discovery Centres ? Find out here !
Read the latest news direct from our marine biologists on Kuda Huraa & Landaa Giraavaru, and see photographs & video from our events and excursions.

Beth’s Marine Biology Blog

Beth’s Marine Biology Blog

Join Beth, our new intern at the Marine Discovery Centre, Kuda Huraa, as she learns about caring for the sea turtles in our Head Start Programme, and attends a ‘ghost net’ awareness course.
Beth helps out with our national Turtle ID Project, photographing wild sea turtles on the reef, and there’s a spectacular dolphin cruise !

Sea Turtles – Rescues and Hatchlings

Sea Turtles – Rescues and Hatchlings

Our turtle conservation teams have had a busy start to the year. We’ve been looking for new turtle nests on a remote beach, and have welcomed 12 new hatchlings into our Head Start Programme.
The health of our rescued residents also continues to improve, as we refine our medical care techniques.

Sea Turtle Conservation Programme Updates

Sea Turtle Conservation Programme Updates

November proved to be a very busy month, with ‘head start’ turtle hatchlings arriving from Fihalhohi, a new turtle rescue patient and the release of ‘Hendrix’ with a satellite tracking device.

Island Diary – November

Island Diary – November

What’s been happening these past few weeks at our Marine Discovery Centres ? Find out here !
Read the latest news direct from our marine biologists on Kuda Huraa & Landaa Giraavaru, and see photographs & video from our events and excursions.

A Busy October For Turtle Conservation At Kuda Huraa

A Busy October For Turtle Conservation At Kuda Huraa

Read all the latest news & updates from our turtle conservation projects – Nest Protection, ‘Head Start’ and Rescue (2 Olive Ridley patients). We have a ‘stowaway’ on our guest safari boat, plus we offer our expert turtle-rearing advice on a special trip to … a military training island !

Turtle Conservation News

Turtle Conservation News

Read all the latest updates on our rescued turtle patients – we say goodbye to ‘Jessica’, expand our identification program, and partner with Coco Palm to protect wild turtle nests to give a selected few hatchlings a ‘Head Start’ in life.

Turtle ID & Nest Protection Programs

Turtle ID & Nest Protection Programs

We’re giving a ‘head start’ to some turtle hatchlings this month, and are pleased to report record sightings for our turtle ID database. Plus we sponsor an exciting new rearing project on Kendhoo, and find turtle tracks on a nearby uninhabited island.