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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! 💚

Thije’s Turtle Time

Thije’s Turtle Time

Thije is back with more great photos and stories from his busy life as a marine biology intern.
This month, he gets to understand the real personalities of our rescue turtles, and then there’s a first look at his Reefscapers coral propagation project.

Time With Thije

Time With Thije

Thije joins us from The Netherlands as our latest intern here at the Marine Discovery Centre.
Read about his first few action-packed weeks at Landaa Giraavaru, and enjoy his excellent photo album of marine life viewed from both above and below the waves.

Jean-Gabriel’s Clownfish Tales

Jean-Gabriel’s Clownfish Tales

Jean-Gabriel continues his Fish Lab experiments with our breeding pairs of Maldivian and Clark’s Clownfish, with promising results.
He details the maturation of fish eggs and the development into larvae and juveniles, and has a memorable encounter beneath the waves with some gentle giants of the ocean …

Jean-Gabriel’s Internship

Jean-Gabriel’s Internship

We are pleased to welcome Jean-Gabriel to our Fish Lab, as the latest intern to join us at Marine Savers.
He will be learning about the national Sea Turtle Identification Database, and experimenting with our breeding programme for Maldivian and Clark’s Clownfish down in the Fish Lab.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lynn’s Landaa Life

Lynn’s Landaa Life

This month, Lynn learns about our coral propagation programme and helps to make new Reefscapers frames, before joining a Manta Trust expedition for some thrilling underwater experiences.
She also says goodbye to an old friend, a rescued Olive Ridley sea turtle named ‘Denise’, lovingly cared for and released back to the ocean.

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 … ❤

The Captivating Underwater World

The Captivating Underwater World

During her second internship month, Lynn assists with an emergency admission to our turtle rescue centre.
She then heads out to sea on a Dolphin Cruise, to photograph spinner dolphins leaping into the air, before spending a more relaxing time beneath the waves, exploring the abundant and colourful underwater marine life of Baa Atoll.

Irene’s Story – Chapter One

Irene’s Story – Chapter One

We welcome Irene from Spain, who joins the Marine Savers team as our latest intern at Kuda Huraa.
Within just a few days, she is helping with our Reefscapers coral frames and giving awareness presentations to our resort guests.
Irene uses her veterinarial skills to treat our rescue turtle patients, and says a happy adiós to ‘Dash’ on release day.

Lynn’s Internship: For the love of ‘Penyu’

Lynn’s Internship: For the love of ‘Penyu’

Meet Lynn, an environmental biology graduate and sea turtle conservationist from Malaysia, now interning with us at Landaa.
Lynn soon meets our Olive Ridley turtle patients, getting to know their unique personalities and preferences, and is on hand to assist when 2 new turtles arrive, rescued by local fishermen from discarded ‘ghost’ fishing nets.