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Léa’s Marine Life Lessons

Léa’s Marine Life Lessons

Meet Léa, who joined us from France for her marine biology internship.
She was soon helping to care for our turtle rescue patients, and learning about the Clownfish breeding programme.
Léa then took a closer look at our Reefscapers project, to study coral fragments down the microscope.

Saphire on Safari

Saphire on Safari

Hello! My name is Saphire and I’m interning at the Marine Discovery Centre in Landaa Giraavaru. I’m 25 years old and recently graduated from my Master’s degree in Marine Environmental Management from the University of York (UK).
I’ve been in the Maldives for 1 month now, and I’m having a fantastic time learning about turtle care, the Fish Lab and the Reefscapers coral frames.

Tori’s Travels #Five

Tori’s Travels #Five

Hello again! I have many exciting stories to share from this last month in the Maldives.
Waving a happy “goodbye” to some of my rescue turtle friends, and diving with mantas for the very first time … my final weeks at Kuda Huraa have been nothing short of incredible! 🙂

Tori’s Travels #Four

Tori’s Travels #Four

This month, Tori welcomes injured rescue turtles to our Rehabilitation Centre, and learns some new coral propagation techniques for our Reefscapers frames.
Next, there’s an exciting trip to Baa Atoll in search of mantas, and we discover some of Aku’s clownfish secrets down in Landaa’s Fish Lab …

Tori’s Travels #Three

Tori’s Travels #Three

Another month has flown by at Kuda Huraa, and it’s been one of new experiences and wonderful surprises for Tori.
We’ve been busily treating the turtle patients at our rehabilitation centre, there are some thrilling marine encounters with pilot whales and eagle rays, and the month ends with an exciting opportunity …

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.