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.
June was a very busy month for our reef regeneration teams!
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.
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.
Born and bred in the Maldives, Maanee grew up with the ocean in her backyard! From an early age, the natural beauty of marine life captivated her, and she decided to follow her passion by studying the conservation of marine environments.
🎓 After graduating in Tropical Environmental Biology, Maanee interned with us for 3 months, and is now a valued full-time member of our team at Kuda Huraa.
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.
Hi! My name is Jenn, and I am the new Reefscapers Marine Biologist at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa.
I was incredibly lucky to land this job in the midst of the global pandemic, and I am very excited to share my Marine Savers journey with you! My job role, experiences, thoughts and feelings … a rollercoaster ride, long before I set foot on this tropical island paradise! 🌴
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. 💙
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.
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.
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 ❞ …
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’.
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.
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!🐠🦐
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. 💙
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!
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …