22nd April – Dolphin Cruise

The water was lovely and clear today, and we all enjoyed a spectacular show as the dolphins raced alongside our boat. [shashin type=”photo” id=”50, 53, 58, 60, 63, 64″ columns=”6″ size=”128″ crop=”y”]

9th April – Coral Spawning

Keep a look out for a strange red-coloured ‘slick’, floating in the lagoon over these next few days – this is the annual coral spawning event. You might also see many different fish and marine creatures feeding on this delicious natural feast ! In the Maldives, the coral spawning happens over a period of a few days in March or April. It is difficult to predict the exact date as the corals take cues from the weather, tides, water temperature and moon phase. A chemical signal is then released into the water that triggers colonies of certain species to release their egg and sperm bundles (gametes) simultaneously around 2-3 hours after sunset.
Here are some photos of the coral spawning taken in the evening; for more info and photos, you can read last year’s article.

Coral Spawn - 9th April at Kuda Huraa

Coral Spawn – 9th April at Kuda Huraa

Coral Spawn - Floating slicks of red gametes

Coral Spawn – Slicks of red gametes

5th April – Night Snorkelling Trip

On tonight’s snorkelling trip we managed to photograph a great variety of unsuspecting fish and marine life ! [shashin type=”photo” id=”29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49″ columns=”14″ size=”48″ crop=”y”]

3rd April – New Turtle Pools

Some latest photos of our new turtle rehabilitation pools at Landaa Giraavaru, being enjoyed by our resident rescue turtles.

2nd April – Night Snorkelling Trip

Photos from our guest night snorkelling trip on 2nd April. [shashin type=”photo” id=”24,26,27″ columns=”5″ size=”160″ crop=”y”]

1st April – Opening of the New Turtle Pool

Photos from the official opening of our new turtle rehabilitation pools at Landaa Giraavaru on 1st April. A big thank you to the engineering team and local building contractors who have done such a great job. For more photos of the actual construction process over these past few weeks, see our article from last month. [shashin type=”albumphotos” id=”2″ columns=”5″ size=”160″ crop=”y” order=”source”]

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