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Reefscapers Diary 2019

Reefscapers Diary 2019

Our dedicated Coral Biologists keep you up to date with all the latest news and photos direct from our Centres at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.
Read how our coral reef propagation project is progressing in 2019, and see our latest hands-on experiments studying resilience to coral bleaching.

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.

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! 🙂

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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!

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!

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).

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.

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 …

Reefscapers Diary 2018

Reefscapers Diary 2018

Our dedicated Coral Biologists keep you up to date with all the latest news and photos direct from our Centres at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.
Read how our coral reef propagation project is progressing in 2018, and see our latest hands-on experiments studying resilience to coral bleaching.

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 …