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Reef Regeneration

Reef Regeneration

June was a very busy month for our reef regeneration teams!
We transplanted thousands of coral fragments onto 120+ coral frames, photographed 380 frames, and relocated 400 frames to different sites around the island.
We also continued our ‘Coral Bleaching’ and ‘Coral Cooling’ experiments, and completed an extensive weekly Coral Watch survey, analysing 1200 photographs for signs of coral bleaching and recovery.

May’s Marine Life

May’s Marine Life

Find out what to do if you encounter an injured sea turtle, whether tired and floating on the ocean surface, or trapped & entangled in ghost netting (discarded fishing gear).
Meet our ‘Junior’ Marine Savers who are busy with educational activities, and wave goodbye to Amie, our Olive Ridley turtle successfully rehabilitated and released back into the ocean this month.

April’s Activities

April’s Activities

Come and see the jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) on display at our Marine Discovery Centre, and stop by to meet Luna, the newest patient admitted to our turtle rescue centre.
Learn about the latest NOAA coral bleaching reports as we enter the seasonally warmest time of year; read our coral propagation updates on ‘massive’ corals, and catch-up with our Instagram photo feeds.

Welcome to our Fish Lab

Welcome to our Fish Lab

This month, we invite you to an exclusive behind-the-scenes photo tour of our Fish Lab! 🐟
See the many weird and wonderful marine creatures inhabiting our aquariums and breeding tanks, and meet our marine biologists hard at work 365 days per year.
Then enjoy the latest photo, video and news roundups from our teams of Coral and Turtle experts.

Updates From Our Marine Centres

Updates From Our Marine Centres

Watch our latest Zoom video call to learn about all of our marine projects! Then join a live Q&A with some of the team, and enjoy the virtual tour of our Marine Discovery Centre at Landaa Giraavaru.
On Valentine’s Day, we transplanted two special heart-shaped frames with Pocillopora corals … made with love by Kuda Huraa’s Dive Team. 💙

Turtle Ocean Enclosure

Turtle Ocean Enclosure

This month, we have been upgrading our large ocean enclosure in the lagoon at Landaa. It enables our rescue turtles to improve their swimming and diving skills in a safe environment, before releasing them back into the ocean.
We also have news of our on-going “Flying Turtles” program, and you can read about the latest analysis techniques in our coral identification AI project.

Reefscapers Diary 2021

Reefscapers Diary 2021

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 2021, and see our latest hands-on experiments studying resilience to coral bleaching.

December’s Dolphins

December’s Dolphins

Join our resident marine biologists on a dolphin-spotting excursion, taking photographs to help identify unique individuals.
Venture down to our Fish Lab to catch up with the Jellyfish and see our new Clownfish display tanks, and after meeting our Hawksbill turtles, go beachside to wave goodbye to a very special ❝ Sunset ❞ …

November News

November News

All the latest updates from our marine biology teams at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru, as we ramp up for the start of the tourist high season here in the Maldives.
We have some interesting photographs fresh from our Fish Lab, where we grow algae, Artemia and Rotifers to feed our aquarium residents, and there’s an update on our sea turtle behavioural study using ‘enrichment devices’.

Turtle Toys!

Turtle Toys!

Join Dafne, our resident turtle veterinarian, as she introduces our turtle patients to ‘enrichment devices’ to stimulate curiosity and encourage interactive behaviours.
Catch up with our Reefscapers coral propagation experts, as they don scuba gear to construct a customised reef.
And then enjoy a varied video selection of marine megafauna, including turtles, mantas and whale sharks.

September Surprises

September Surprises

Reefscapers coral frames contribute to the amazing biodiversity of the natural reef, and provide an important habitat for many species of reef fish.
Come and join our coral biologists as they tend and replenish some of our deeper coral gardens.
And then visit our Marine Discovery Centre at Kuda Huraa, to meet 2 new surprise specimens in our aquarium!🐠🦐

August’s Coral Propagation

August’s Coral Propagation

Join our Reefscapers coral propagation experts as they work above and below the waves, transplanting coral fragments to regenerate the reef.
Take a visit down to the Fish Lab to see our Clownfish eggs and baby jellyfish, and then come and meet our rescue turtles, successfully nursed back to full health and returned to the big blue. 💙

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 turtle-tracking satellite 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.