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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 …

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.

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 …

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.

Thije’s Third Time

Thije’s Third Time

For his final month of internship, Thije continues to help with the care and rehabilitation of our rescue turtles, with some good and some bad news …
There is also time for a magical encounter with blacktip reef sharks, before starting work on constructing a unique (and enormous!) turtle … out of coral frames! 💚

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.

Thije’s Turtle Time

Thije’s Turtle Time

Thije is back with more great photos and stories from his busy life as a marine biology intern.
This month, he gets to understand the real personalities of our rescue turtles, and then there’s a first look at his Reefscapers coral propagation project.

Time With Thije

Time With Thije

Thije joins us from The Netherlands as our latest intern here at the Marine Discovery Centre.
Read about his first few action-packed weeks at Landaa Giraavaru, and enjoy his excellent photo album of marine life viewed from both above and below the waves.

Reefscapers Diary 2017

Reefscapers Diary 2017

Stay up to date with all the latest news and photos from our dedicated Coral Biologists, direct from our Centres at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.
Read how our coral reef propagation project is progressing in 2017, and see our latest experiments studying the growth in coral micro-fragments in controlled lab conditions.

Marine Discovery Centre News

Marine Discovery Centre News

We have a packed report from our Centres at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.
Read about Samy, an Olive Ridley turtle rescued from entanglement in a ghost fishing net and now recovering well from his injuries.
Meet our new ‘Head Start’ hatchlings, and join the students from Kurendhoo school on a tour of our facilities.

Coral Bleaching 2016

Coral Bleaching 2016

The Maldives experienced unusually high ocean temperatures during March-May 2016, which caused paling and bleaching in corals both on our Reefscapers frames and on the natural reefs.
Read about the seasonal effects of El Niño, see our photos of the coral bleaching event and its aftermath, and learn of our experiments to minimise future damage and regenerate the reefs.