Welcome to Marine Savers
the marine conservation team
at Four Seasons Resorts Maldives

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REEFSCAPERS

Our coral propagation and reef building projects

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TURTLE CARE

Rescue and rehabilitation of injured sea turtles

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FISH LAB

Clownfish breeding and marine aquaculture

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MANTA TRUST

Conservation, research, education & collaboration

Welcome to Marine Savers
the Marine Conservation team
at Four Seasons Resorts Maldives

Read More

REEFSCAPERS

Our coral propagation and reef building projects

Read More

TURTLE CARE

Rescue and rehabilitation of injured sea turtles

Read More

FISH LAB

Clownfish breeding and marine aquaculture

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HATCHLINGS

Nest protection and 'Head Start' rearing

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MANTA TRUST

Conservation, research, education & collaboration

Latest News from our Marine Savers Teams

Check back regularly – we’ve been posting monthly updates for 10+ years!

What is Symbiosis?

What is Symbiosis?

Join Sofia, coral expert at Kuda Huraa, to learn all about symbiosis, and why it is vitally important for corals.
Discover why increasingly warm oceans will be so devastating to the world’s corals.
From clownfish and anemones, to corals and zooxanthellae, our comprehensive photo guide to symbionts will answer all your questions.

Aurélien’s Chapter #2

Aurélien’s Chapter #2

After assisting at our Turtle Rescue Centre, it was time to focus on the corals, to prepare for the bleaching event that was about to hit the Maldives and the whole Indian Ocean region.
We started regular monitoring, looking for signs of bleaching on colonies of different Acropora species. I was allocated the reef crest – my favourite location because the reef slope allows you to see different species of sharks, our resident hawksbill turtles, and even some curious eagle rays.

April Adventures

April Adventures

🪸 The Maldives is experiencing high ocean temperatures, putting corals at risk of bleaching. Our Reefscapers coral experts are making huge efforts to relocate the most vulnerable coral frames to deeper, cooler waters.
🐢 Our turtle rescue centres are at capacity. Oekaashi is recovering from a carapace injury, and Thari is receiving weight treatments for ‘buoyancy syndrome’.

Amazing Marine Life

Amazing Marine Life

🐠 Our mariculture projects are progressing well in the Fish Lab, and we launch a new sea urchin breeding project.
🪸 Our coral experts are busily monitoring for bleaching, and work has started to relocate our most vulnerable reefs.
🦈 Marine presentations and guided excursions have been popular this month – we continue to educate about sharks, and manta season has (un)officially started at Kuda Huraa!

Snail Tails

Snail Tails

The world’s oceans have been heating up at an alarming rate over the last decade. This year, the El Nino event has increased temperatures even further, and the hottest ‘summer’ months in the Maldives bring additional heat stress to coral reefs.
Our teams are closely monitoring the reefs, looking for signs of coral stress (paling and fluorescing) and attack by predators (hungry snails and starfish).

Aurélien’s Adventures

Aurélien’s Adventures

Hi there! My name is Aurélien from France, and I’m the marine biology intern for Reefscapers at Kuda Huraa.
I was really excited about this new opportunity, having lived on tropical islands for more than two years, and only recently graduated in marine biology in June.
My first two months were intense, and we have been super busy with our turtle rehabilitation patients.

Thaís’ Turtle Tales

Thaís’ Turtle Tales

Catch up with Thaís, our resident turtle veterinarian here at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa.
We rescue a stranded turtle from our reef, and we explore new treatments for buoyancy syndrome. Noonu, our satellite-tagged turtle, has an incredible journey spanning thousands of kilometers. Finally, learn about the perils turtles can face: accidental boat-strikes and ingesting plastic debris.

Ghost Nets

Ghost Nets

It’s the busiest time of year for our turtle experts, as the seasonal ocean currents carry drifting ‘ghost nets’ across the Indian Ocean into Maldivian waters.
Sadly, some of these nets have entangled curious sea turtles, leading to serious injuries and even flipper amputations. The patients require urgent medical treatments followed by longterm care and rehabilitation at our rescue centres.

Turtle Teamwork

Turtle Teamwork

Lost ‘ghost nets’ are adrift around the world’s oceans, creating a home for fish and marine life that attracts curious hungry turtles, which can easily become entangled in the ropes, lines and net filaments.
We are now in the NE monsoon season, and the prevailing ‘Iruvai’ winds bring many injured and entangled non-native Olive Ridley turtles into Maldivian waters.

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Video Tour

Our conservation projects

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Meet our Turtles

Our injured sea turtle residents

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Coral Spawning

Research 2013 – 2024

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Reefscapers Diaries

Detailed reports 2016 – 2024

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Collection

Photos of your coral frame

Marine Biology Internships in the Maldives

Internship 2024

🎓 Graduates, 3 month duration