Landaa Giraavaru

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July’s Turtle Treatments

July’s Turtle Treatments

Monthly reports and photos from our resident marine biologists at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.
Down in the fish lab, see how our baby jellyfish are developing in their specialised rearing tanks.
Meet our turtle experts treating several sea-turtle patients, and join us on the beach for the big day … releasing them back into the ocean!

June’s Juvenile Clownfish

June’s Juvenile Clownfish

Join our turtle experts as they treat our in-house patients, and follow Shakti’s journey on our satellite tracking map!
Take a trip to our Fish Lab, where we breed 3 different species of Clownfish, and raise the juveniles to adulthood (along with our Moon Jellyfish).
Then, enjoy a birds-eye view of Reefscapers’ creative work, plus there’s an exciting overnight discovery on the beach …

May’s Marine Methodologies

May’s Marine Methodologies

All the latest news and updates from our marine biology teams at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru during May.
The seasonally elevated ocean temperatures are adding extra challenges down in our Fish Lab, and we are continuing to monitor for coral bleaching out on the reef.
Meet our rescued turtle patients, as we nurse them back to health and try to overcome their buoyancy syndrome.

Four Seasons’ Armando Talks Sustainability

Four Seasons’ Armando Talks Sustainability

Join Armando Kraenzlin (Regional VP of Four Seasons Resorts Maldives) for a hard-hitting Q&A session with acclaimed travel writer and sustainability expert Juliet Kinsman.
As COVID-19 has emphasised a need for more transparency in the travel & tourism industries, Armando & Juliet discuss everything from greenwashing and single-use plastics, to advanced sustainability in the Maldives.

April’s Activities

April’s Activities

We’re producing Artemia and Rotifers to feed our Clownfish, and there’s some surprise new arrivals … furry coral crabs!
Our sea stars have almost regenerated their missing arms, and there’s a video collection of our sea turtle patients.
Discover the latest NOAA coral bleaching predictions, and read about the major project milestone for our reef-monitoring AI catamaran …

Turtles: Inside & Out

Turtles: Inside & Out

It’s business as usual in our Fish Lab during March, as we make improvements to the Clownfish breeding tanks, and study developing eggs under the microscope.
There’s a fascinating X-ray view of our rescue turtle patients, and you can enjoy behind-the-scenes experiences with our Reefscapers teams as they start working on 2 unique coral rescue projects …

10 Years of Turtle Rescue!

10 Years of Turtle Rescue!

We have reached a very special milestone at Marine Savers: our 10-year turtle anniversary! Ever since rescuing ‘Oceane’ back in March 2010, we have been caring for sick and injured sea turtles found in Maldivian waters.
Over the last 10 years, our Centres have admitted 272 sea turtle patients, and our increased expertise is making a modest but important difference to the regional turtle populations.

February’s Fishy Tales

February’s Fishy Tales

Meet the new residents of our large marine aquarium, and see how the sea star regenerations are progressing.
Join the students from Kamadhoo school, as they gain hands-on experience with our Reefscapers coral regeneration project.
And watch the latest videos from our turtle rescue & rehabilitation centres, before waving a fond farewell to favourite friends.

Updates From Our Marine Discovery Centres

Updates From Our Marine Discovery Centres

Go behind the scenes as we deep-clean the Fish Lab, and see how bacterial contamination can be the main enemy of healthy fish larvae.
Read how oil spills can affect marine life, although thankfully Tara the juvenile Olive Ridley turtle was rescued just in time.
And meet our resident heron (pictured), who has a very unlikely fishing partner … ! 🦈

Reefscapers Diary 2020

Reefscapers Diary 2020

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 2020, and see our latest hands-on experiments studying resilience to coral bleaching.

Roundup from Landaa and Kuda Huraa

Roundup from Landaa and Kuda Huraa

Read the latest news on marine education & awareness, and look back over the coral propagation program with our Reefscapers experts.
Venture into the Fish Lab for a guided tour of our jellyfish aquarium, and see our Clownfish breeding updates.
There’s good (and sad) news of turtles entangled in ghost netting, and discover the latest tech developments in our unique AI reef-monitoring catamaran.

Marine Life from Lab to Ocean!

Marine Life from Lab to Ocean!

Go behind the scenes, as we refurbish our large marine aquarium, and then take a look down the microscope at the fish eggs from our breeding pairs of Maldivian Anemonefish.
Catch up with our REEFSCAPERS coral biologists, before meeting our recovering turtle patients (rescued from entanglement in drifting ghost fishing nets) and learning about the start of the ‘sea turtle stranding season’ in the Maldives.

Updates From Our Marine Biology Teams

Updates From Our Marine Biology Teams

Join our FS Apprentices & Reefscapers Volunteers underwater, restoring & replanting as part of our coral propagation projects, and enjoy the latest video clips of our teams hard at work, rest & play.
Then discover the fish eggs laid by our Maldivian anemonefish, and watch the Linckia sea stars in our small marine aquarium as they regenerate themselves from a single arm!

Turtle Tracks, Jolly Jellies & Fishy Tales

Turtle Tracks, Jolly Jellies & Fishy Tales

Meet the local school children as they spend the day with us, learning about marine conservation and coming face to face with the Aurelia jellyfish in our Kreisel tank.
Join us at Hithaadhoo for the first Baa Atoll Turtle Festival for some fun & games, and then follow Peggy’s journey across the ocean on our interactive satellite map.

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.

Marine Savers Monthly Musings

Marine Savers Monthly Musings

Join us down in the Lab, to catch up with fish breeding news and read about the Moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) in our dedicated Kreisel tank.
Our ‘Flying Turtles’ project has taken an interesting turn, and learn how you can contribute towards Maldivian turtle conservation by sending in your turtle photographs for identification and naming.

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.

Updates From Landaa & Kuda Huraa

Updates From Landaa & Kuda Huraa

Take a front row seat at the Microplastics Workshop (SOS, MWSRP) to learn about the adverse effects of plastic pollution on whale sharks in the Maldives.
And then meet the jellies in our new Kreisel jellyfish tank … the perfect home for them to grow and thrive under our watchful eye.

Reefscapers new “A.I. for Corals”

Reefscapers new “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.