Latest News from our Marine Discovery Centres
Approximately 8 million tonnes of synthetic waste are thought to enter the world’s oceans every year, and there are currently 5 trillion pieces of plastic waste floating just in the surface waters.
The ingestion of plastics in marine wildlife is a growing concern, with plastic debris found inside many animals ranging from crabs and seabirds, to turtles and whales.
Take a visit to our Fish Lab to see how our regenerating starfish is growing, and meet the very unusual arrival at our turtle rescue Centre … an Olive Ridley turtle hatchling!
Watch a few short videos featuring life above and beneath the waves, and learn about turtle nest protection before meeting our adult rescue turtles, found entangled in ghost nets.
Our dedicated Coral Biologists keep you up to date with all the latest news and photos direct from our Centres at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.
Read how our coral reef propagation project is progressing in 2019, and see our latest hands-on experiments studying resilience to coral bleaching.
Updates from our resident marine biologists at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.
Spend some time with the Clownfish in our Fish Lab, see how turtle facial patterns mature, and accompany a special patient for a medical checkup and an X-ray.
Have you seen wild turtles on the reef ? Send us your photos!
Join our Junior Marine Savers as they learn how to care for the injured turtles at our rescue Centre.
Then take a tour of the fish lab – see how our marine aquarium corals have been growing, read our roundup of 2018, and take a close look at some Clownfish eggs … as they appear to look right back at you!
Hello, my name is Rafaela. I’m 25 years old and I graduated from my Master’s degree in Marine Biology at the University of Algarve.
I have been here for 5 weeks so far, and I’m really enjoying it and learning a lot. I have spent time treating the turtle patients, monitoring coral frames around the island, and taking guest snorkel safaris.