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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 … ! 🦈

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.

Our Sea Turtle Enclosure!

Our Sea Turtle Enclosure!

In October we were excited to receive our new sea enclosure, to help with the rehabilitation of our resident injured turtle patients.
It has already proved a great success, with several of our turtles spending time stretching their flippers out in the safety of the lagoon.
Thank you to our valued guests who kindly sponsored this new facility for our turtle rescue centre.

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! 💚

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.

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.

Maldivian Sea Turtle Updates

Maldivian Sea Turtle Updates

Meet the latest graduates from our turtle ‘Head Start’ Programme, as they are released back into the ocean.
Read about our latest rehabilitation efforts as we rescue Olive Ridley turtles from entrapment in drifting ‘ghost’ fishing nets.
And then learn how you can help with the Maldivian Sea Turtle ID Project, by sending us your photos of wild turtles on the reef.

Our Flying Turtles : From Maldives to Europe

Our Flying Turtles : From Maldives to Europe

Watch our full-length documentary VIDEO of the amazing journey !
See how we prepare our rescue turtles for their 5000 mile trip of a lifetime, and then join Stephanie and Sebastien as they travel by sea and air en route to Europe.
Enjoy behind the scenes photos of the journey, and learn how the turtles are settling in to their new luxury aquarium lifestyle.

Turtle Conservation Roundup

Turtle Conservation Roundup

Catch up with some recent turtle news from our marine discovery centres.
We admit some new Head Start hatchlings and visit an uninhabited island as part of our Nest Protection programme.
You can read about our work on the Maldivian Turtle ID project, and then visit our rehabilitation pool out in the lagoon.

Marine Discovery Centres

Marine Discovery Centres

We have a packed report direct from our Marine Discovery Centres this month.
Join the students from Ungoofaaru School on a special tour, and see the opening of our new turtle rehabilitation pool out in Landaa’s lagoon.
Enjoy some fabulous underwater photography, and witness a surprising phenomenon in our Touch Pool …

Rearing Sea Turtles For A Head Start

Rearing Sea Turtles For A Head Start

Catch up with our hand-reared Head Start turtle hatchlings, and see how quickly they have grown up to graduate from our Programme.
Say HELLO to Winslow, our smallest Olive Ridley rescue patient ever, and wave a fond FAREWELL to Ollie, who is back to full health after 158 days in our rehabilitation pools.

Updates From Our Sea Turtle Teams

Updates From Our Sea Turtle Teams

We rescue a juvenile Olive Ridley Turtle, found entangled in a drifting ghost fishing net.
Enjoy some great photos of the latest Green Turtle graduates from our ‘head start programme’, and see how quickly they have grown.
Plus we visit a nearby island to investigate some turtle nests that might need protection.

Our Turtle Conservation Programmes

Our Turtle Conservation Programmes

Meet Dot and Dash – 2 tiny Green Sea Turtle hatchlings recently admitted to our head start programme.
You can also learn about turtle enrichment activities, and see our photos and video as we release 2 turtles back into the wild.
Wishing “TG” and “Lavender Peace” a bon voyage and a long life out in the ocean.

Marine Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation

Marine Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation

We have a packed report and lots of great photos from our turtle teams this month.
From the smallest – see 100s of baby hatchlings set free – to one of the largest Green turtles we’ve ever encountered ! Also, we finally say goodbye to ‘Eskimo’ as he graduates from our Head Start Programme, to be released into the ocean.
And shhh … someone is taking a snooze, and we snapped the cutest of photos !

Turtle Conservation at Kuda Huraa

Turtle Conservation at Kuda Huraa

We’ve been very busy these last few weeks, so catch up with all our latest news.
We have lots of great turtle photos, from our hatchlings to our beach releases, and you can see how we are nursing our sick patients back to health.

Sea Turtle Updates, Landaa Giraavaru

Sea Turtle Updates, Landaa Giraavaru

Read all the latest updates from our rescued turtle patients, direct from our rehabilitation centre.
You can watch our photo gallery as we rescue stranded turtle ‘Luo Ma’ from a nearby sandbank, and also see an enormous drifting ghost fishing net we recovered from the reef.