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Latest Marine Biology Updates

Latest Marine Biology Updates

Take a visit to our Fish Lab to see how our regenerating starfish is growing, and meet the very unusual arrival at our turtle rescue Centre … an Olive Ridley turtle hatchling!
Watch a few short videos featuring life above and beneath the waves, and learn about turtle nest protection before meeting our adult rescue turtles, found entangled in ghost nets.

From Turtles to Clownfish

From Turtles to Clownfish

Updates from our resident marine biologists at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.
Spend some time with the Clownfish in our Fish Lab, see how turtle facial patterns mature, and accompany a special patient for a medical checkup and an X-ray.
Have you seen wild turtles on the reef ? Send us your photos!

Marine Savers Monthly Roundup

Marine Savers Monthly Roundup

Join our Junior Marine Savers as they learn how to care for the injured turtles at our rescue Centre.
Then take a tour of the fish lab – see how our marine aquarium corals have been growing, read our roundup of 2018, and take a close look at some Clownfish eggs … as they appear to look right back at you!

Fish Tails and Fishy Tales

Fish Tails and Fishy Tales

Come and join us down in the Fish Lab for some interesting stories … our baby Clownfish are developing unique patterns, and one of our male seahorses has given birth!
We have updates from our turtle experts about beach nests and the national turtle ID project, and there’s an open invitation to meet the injured turtle patients and hatchlings in our rehabilitation centre.

First Manta Festival, Dharavandhoo

First Manta Festival, Dharavandhoo

24 November 2018 was a legendary day at Dharavandhoo for the First Manta Festival! This great event was organised by the Manta Trust, and dedicated to the young Maldivian generation.
Manta rays are an incredibly valuable asset to Baa Atoll, home to the world famous Hanifaru Bay, so these graceful and majestic animals are the perfect mascot for an educational day dedicated to celebrating marine life.

Marine Savers Monthly Updates

Marine Savers Monthly Updates

Take a look at our regenerating starfish, and then venture into the Fish Lab to meet our baby Nemo Clownfish with a unique pattern!
We welcome students from the MNU in Malé, and investigate the bleaching of sea anemones.
Then you can discover another Green turtle nest on the beach right here at Landaa, and encounter an unusual marine specimen in the lagoon (can you guess what it is??)

Marine Life from Lab to Ocean!

Marine Life from Lab to Ocean!

Take a look inside our large marine aquarium and meet the new residents, and then join us in the lagoon as we release some lab-bred clownfish into the wild.
Keep a look out for some fresh turtle nests right here on the beach at Landaa, and then head out on safari to learn about ‘Snow’, a very unusual dolphin …

Updates from Landaa and Kuda Huraa

Updates from Landaa and Kuda Huraa

Pop in to our Discovery Centres, to see the new inhabitants in our marine aquariums, and have a look behind the scenes in the Fish Lab, to see how we produce food for our baby Clownfish – algae, rotifers and artemia.
Then join the local school students on an Immersion Tour, as they learn about the marine environment and make their very own Reefscapers coral frames.

Magical Manta Months!

Magical Manta Months!

We’re in the middle of Manta season, and we have some great photos to share with you this month! 🙂
Join us for the national Marine Symposium held at Malé University, and learn about our small marine aquaria. We also welcomed groups of students and teachers from neighbouring local islands, for an insight into the inner workings at our Centre.

Latest Marine Biology Updates

Latest Marine Biology Updates

Help our apprentices, as they get hands-on with our marine ‘touch pool’, before joining our Junior Marine Savers on snorkel safari to learn about sea anemones.
And then venture beyond the reef as we release hundreds of turtle hatchlings safely into the ocean.

Marine Discovery Centre News

Marine Discovery Centre News

Catch up with our Turtle ID and Dolphin ID projects, and then join us in the Fish Lab to see our Clark’s Clownfish juveniles. Our assessment of wild sea anemones is continuing, and we also have news of the Green turtle nests, found on the beach right here at Landaa Giraavaru!

Updates From Our Marine Biologists

Updates From Our Marine Biologists

Catch up with our photo reports from the Marine Discovery Centres at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.
We have more turtle nests appearing overnight, and updates from our marine projects (turtle ID, photo-morphing, wild anemone assessment, clownfish breeding & release).

Latest Marine Biology News

Latest Marine Biology News

We have a packed report from our Marine Discovery Centres this month!
Take a look at our marine aquaria at Kuda Huraa, catch up with our baby seahorses down in the Fish Lab, join us to release clownfish into the lagoon, and read about a rare and exciting encounter right here at Landaa Giraavaru …

Marine Discovery Centre Updates

Marine Discovery Centre Updates

Down in the Fish Lab, take a peep at our baby Clownfish under the microscope, and learn about the importance of healthy sea anemones out on the reef.
Then you can join our marine biologists on beach patrol, for an exciting discovery …

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 …

Marine Life from Lab to Ocean

Marine Life from Lab to Ocean

We have a packed report and some great photos for you this month, with everything from Clownfish and sea anemones to our new turtle photo-morph project.
Learn how to help with our turtle ID submissions, and join us for a visit from the Parley plastics people.

Updates From Our Marine Biology Teams

Updates From Our Marine Biology Teams

Catch up with the latest news, direct from our teams at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru, from food experiments in our Fish Lab to new turtles in our national ID database.
And then join our Apprenticeship Class as they introduce some lab grown sea anemones and juvenile Clownfish back into the lagoon.

Marine Savers May Musings

Marine Savers May Musings

Catch up with the May news from our Marine Discovery Centres.
We have lobsters, anemones and clownfish in the Fish Lab; out on the ocean we are photographing dolphins, and we analyse underwater photographs of wild sea turtles for identification.

Marine Life – Lab and Ocean

Marine Life – Lab and Ocean

Find out what’s happening down in our Fish Lab, with all the latest facts and figures from our Clownfish breeding programme, and learn why we rescued one very lucky lobster direct from the restaurant !
Finally, you can join us on safari to enjoy some amazing underwater marine life.

Fish Tales and Nudibranchs

Fish Tales and Nudibranchs

Enjoy some beautiful marine life photos of a fascinating Nudibranch phenomenon, right here in our lagoon at Landaa Giraavaru.
And then read about memorable encounters with Spinner dolphins on safari, before joining us underwater to collect new specimens for our Fish Lab.