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Marine Matt 🐟 Chapter 2

Marine Matt 🐟 Chapter 2

Come and join me at Kuda Huraa for my second month as a marine biology intern.
We’ve been working on a major project with our Resort colleagues to rescue some coral frames from the seasonally shifting sands … it’s been all hands on deck, with some ingenious solutions.
We wave goodbye to 2 Green turtle friends, and I’m practising my photography skills, both above and below the waves. 📷

Meet Helen, our Marine Aquarist

Meet Helen, our Marine Aquarist

Hello, I’m Helen. I work in the Fish Lab at Landaa Giraavaru, managing the aquariums and looking after all the fish and marine invertebrates. 🐡
After being stuck in the UK during the pandemic, coming to the Maldives to spend every day in the sea and sunshine was an absolute dream … surrounded by amazing marine life, both out in the open ocean and among our fish breeding tanks. 🐠

Laura’s Marine Life 🐬

Laura’s Marine Life 🐬

Hello, I’m Laura, the new Marine Savers intern, with sharks and rays and fish of every imaginable colour, living right on my doorstep!
Here at Kuda Huraa, my work as a marine biologist is only just beginning, and I still have so much to learn about sea turtle conservation, coral propagation and marine life in the Maldives!

Meet Marine Biology Matt 🐟

Meet Marine Biology Matt 🐟

Greetings from Kuda Huraa! My name is Matthew, and I am the new marine biology intern working for Marine Savers.
After graduating in July, the Maldives was one of the last places I was expecting to end up. Fast forward to November, and I was boarding a plane headed for tropical paradise!
My first month here has been nothing short of incredible, with lots of ongoing projects keeping us very busy.

Flying Turtle ✈ ‘April’

Flying Turtle ✈ ‘April’

‘April’ is now our sixth “Flying Turtle” ✈ to find a safe new home overseas.
Read the full story of her intrepid journey, as she leaves Kuda Huraa on a VIP transfer … heading all the way to Scotland for a bagpipes welcome!
A huge thank you to the SEA LIFE team for giving ‘April’ a new lease of life in her professional aquarium home.

Coral Propagation with Alejandra

Coral Propagation with Alejandra

This month, I have enjoyed making new coral frames with our guests. People who visit the Resort often become interested in adopting a new coral frame, to help enhance the health and productivity of the marine ecosystem.
Our reef regeneration is successful in creating homes for thousands of sea creatures, and supporting 25% of the life in the ocean that depends on coral reefs.

Meet Margaux, Coral Biologist

Meet Margaux, Coral Biologist

Hello, my name is Margaux, and I am the new Reefscapers Coral Biologist at Four Seasons Resort Landaa Giraavaru.
After a year of lockdown in the UK, I am now back in the ocean and couldn’t be happier … after being being thrown in to work at the deep end! 😊
Join me underwater for free-diving and snorkeling with mantas, then lend a hand to construct a very unique raft …

Meet Ale, Coral Biologist

Meet Ale, Coral Biologist

Hello, my name is Alejandra, and I am the new Reefscapers Coral Biologist at Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa … a tiny island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. 🌴
My day begins with the colours of the ocean, peaceful beaches, the balance and beauty of nature … all are simply breath-taking. The Maldives’ underwater world of reef fish and coral biodiversity is a mind-blowing experience! 💙

Meet Maanee, Marine Biologist

Meet Maanee, Marine Biologist

Born and bred in the Maldives, Maanee grew up with the ocean in her backyard! From an early age, the natural beauty of marine life captivated her, and she decided to follow her passion by studying the conservation of marine environments.
🎓 After graduating in Tropical Environmental Biology, Maanee interned with us for 3 months, and is now a valued full-time member of our team at Kuda Huraa.

Jenn’s Maldives Marine Diary

Jenn’s Maldives Marine Diary

Hi! My name is Jenn, and I am the new Reefscapers Marine Biologist at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa.
I was incredibly lucky to land this job in the midst of the global pandemic, and I am very excited to share my Marine Savers journey with you! My job role, experiences, thoughts and feelings … a rollercoaster ride, long before I set foot on this tropical island paradise! 🌴

Ellie’s Life at Landaa

Ellie’s Life at Landaa

Hi! I’m Ellie, the marine biology intern at Landaa Giraavaru. Having recently graduated in Zoology, I am taking a year out to gain work experience … and what an incredible experience it has been so far!
It’s challenging to learn all the relevant fish & coral biology so quickly … but the Marine Savers team is amazing, and it’s a tropical paradise here!

Maanee’s Marine Biology Blog

Maanee’s Marine Biology Blog

It’s Maanee’s final month with us, and she’s been a huge help with our turtle rescue patients. Learn about the different personalities that each turtle displays, and read how we nurse them back to health before release back into the ocean.
Plus there’s the story of Tara, the juvenile Olive Ridley turtle found covered in oil, who receives a special spa treatment … a mayonnaise massage! 😃

Maanee’s Marine Life

Maanee’s Marine Life

Kihineh, and greetings from the jewelled-necklace of the Indian Ocean! My name is Maanee, and I’m one of the fresh faces interning with Marine Savers at Kuda Huraa.
Not a day in my experience has been anything short of sensational, as every aspiring marine biologist must consider the opportunity to live and work here as a dream and privilege.
But let me be the first to tell you that caring for sick & injured turtles is a full-time job … ! 💚

Reefscapers Dynamic Duo!

Reefscapers Dynamic Duo!

Hi everyone! 🙂 We’re Martyna and Sorin, 2 interns at the Marine Discovery Centre Kuda Huraa, working on the coral restoration program.
We are maintaining 2,000+ coral frames, collecting coral fragments and transplanting them onto both new and existing frames. Typically, each day involves a solid 7 hours in the water … which we LOVE! 💙

Olivia’s Marine Biology Internship

Olivia’s Marine Biology Internship

Hi everyone, my name is Olivia, and I am a 22-year-old Master’s student from England, studying Tropical Marine Biology. I am the marine biologist intern here at the Marine Discovery Centre at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru. As part of my Master’s degree, I am researching the Reefscapers coral propagation programme.

Lotte’s Marine Life

Lotte’s Marine Life

Learn about Lotte’s new life at Landaa, helping with our Clownfish and jellies in the Fish Lab. There’s time to propagate some corals with our Reefscaping team, before caring for the injured turtle patients at our rescue centre.
Lotte also kick-starts the Flying Turtles programme, to find new permanent homes for our “non-releasable” long-term residents.

Reefscapers “A.I. for Corals”

Reefscapers “A.I. for Corals”

Read about the latest pioneering REEFSCAPERS project … we are building a solar-powered autonomous catamaran!
Using robotics, GPS and advanced artificial intelligence software, we hope to start remotely photographing and monitoring our coral frame garden.
Find out how our team of marine scientists are taking coral conservation into the 21st Century …

Chathu’s Story

Chathu’s Story

Hello, I’m Chathu, a Master’s student at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka.
I’ve spent ten weeks as a marine biology intern at the Marine Discovery Center in Landaa Giraavaru, and there is so much to learn about the different aspects of the marine biology programmes here, including Turtle care, the Fish Lab and Coral propagation, plus turtle safaris, adventure snorkels and dolphin cruises.

Louise’s Life at Landaa

Louise’s Life at Landaa

My name is Louise, I am a French marine biology student from the IMBRSea Master. I am currently working on the island of Landaa Giraavaru in the Maldives, to work on my Master’s thesis with the Reefscapers team.
For my project, I will be assessing the growth rate of the coral frames that are located around the island as part of the reef restoration programme.

Meet Marine Intern Julia

Meet Marine Intern Julia

Hi, I’m Julia, 28 years young from England, and I’m the current marine biology intern here at Kuda Huraa!
At the moment, there are large numbers of adult Olive Ridley turtles drifting to the Maldives trapped in discarded (ghost) fishing gear, often wounded and dehydrated when they’re rescued. So we are busy turtle feeding and monitoring, and discussing our conservation efforts with resort guests.