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Updates From Our Marine Discovery Centres

Updates From Our Marine Discovery Centres

Go behind the scenes as we deep-clean the Fish Lab, and see how bacterial contamination can be the main enemy of healthy fish larvae.
Read how oil spills can affect marine life, although thankfully Tara the juvenile Olive Ridley turtle was rescued just in time.
And meet our resident heron (pictured), who has a very unlikely fishing partner … ! 🦈

Roundup from Landaa and Kuda Huraa

Roundup from Landaa and Kuda Huraa

Read the latest news on marine education & awareness, and look back over the coral propagation program with our Reefscapers experts.
Venture into the Fish Lab for a guided tour of our jellyfish aquarium, and see our Clownfish breeding updates.
There’s good (and sad) news of turtles entangled in ghost netting, and discover the latest tech developments in our unique AI reef-monitoring catamaran.

Marine Life from Lab to Ocean!

Marine Life from Lab to Ocean!

Go behind the scenes, as we refurbish our large marine aquarium, and then take a look down the microscope at the fish eggs from our breeding pairs of Maldivian Anemonefish.
Catch up with our REEFSCAPERS coral biologists, before meeting our recovering turtle patients (rescued from entanglement in drifting ghost fishing nets) and learning about the start of the ‘sea turtle stranding season’ in the Maldives.

Our Sea Turtle Enclosure!

Our Sea Turtle Enclosure!

In October we were excited to receive our new sea enclosure, to help with the rehabilitation of our resident injured turtle patients.
It has already proved a great success, with several of our turtles spending time stretching their flippers out in the safety of the lagoon.
Thank you to our valued guests who kindly sponsored this new facility for our turtle rescue centre.

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 …

Tori’s Travels #Two

Tori’s Travels #Two

Spend more time with our intern Tori, as she ventures out on Dolphin Safari to see the Spinners in action.
She’s also been welcoming some tiny turtle hatchlings to our care & rehabilitation programme, before waving a «Bon Voyage» to Stevie, our 25kg rescue Olive Ridley, equipped with her very own satellite tag!

Tiana’s Tales

Tiana’s Tales

Meet Tiana, our latest marine biology intern at Landaa Giraavaru who joins us from Hong Kong.
It’s not long before she’s leading our Turtle Safari snorkel trips, and helping Monty with Reefscapers coral propagation and monitoring our frames out in the lagoon.

Tori’s Travels

Tori’s Travels

Meet Tori, who’s come all the way from Down Under to start her internship with us here at Marine Savers.
It doesn’t take long before she’s helping out with our rescue turtle patients, and seeing first-hand the damage that drifting ghost fishing nets can cause.

Thije’s Third Time

Thije’s Third Time

For his final month of internship, Thije continues to help with the care and rehabilitation of our rescue turtles, with some good and some bad news …
There is also time for a magical encounter with blacktip reef sharks, before starting work on constructing a unique (and enormous!) turtle … out of coral frames! 💚

Greg’s Chapter 2 as a Marine Biology Intern

Greg’s Chapter 2 as a Marine Biology Intern

Catch up with Greg’s second month with us here at Landaa Giraavaru, as he completes his important work on Maldivian coral DNA.
He waves goodbye to three of our rescue turtle patients, and still find time to swim with mantas at the world famous Hanifaru Bay!

Greg’s Marine Biology Blog

Greg’s Marine Biology Blog

Meet Greg, our latest intern who joins us from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium.
Greg’s speciality is corals, and he’s keen to start researching the corals in our lagoon to understand resilience to bleaching. There is also time to get to know our resident rescue turtles, with an emotional ‘bon voyage’ to Ossy.

Vanessa’s Marine Biology Internship

Vanessa’s Marine Biology Internship

After spending several months with the Marine Savers team, I can say for sure it was one of the best experiences of my life!
I was able to help with the variety of different projects at the Marine Discovery Centre, and had the pleasure of working with an amazing team of dedicated biologists.

The Happenings of Hannah

The Happenings of Hannah

Meet Hannah, who joins us from Down Under as our marine biology intern at Kuda Huraa.
It’s not long before she’s helping out with our rehabilitation turtles, in what turns out to be the busiest period at our rescue Centre.
And read how the Maldivian spinner dolphins might have finally warmed her heart … ❤

Updates from our Turtle Rescue Centres

Updates from our Turtle Rescue Centres

Our monthly turtle conservation report from Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.
See how our rescued turtle patients are progressing at the rehabilitation centre, and read about the latest turtle hatchlings in our Head Start Programme.