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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.

Marine Biology Internship

Marine Biology Internship

Say hello to Mailis, our new intern at Landaa Giraavaru.
She is studying turtle conservation in the Maldives, so our rehabilitation centre provides the perfect educational home for a few months, caring for our rescue patients.

Updates from our Turtle Rescue Centres

Updates from our Turtle Rescue Centres

Our monthly turtle conservation report from Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.
See how our rescued turtle patients are progressing at the rehabilitation centre, and read about the latest turtle hatchlings in our Head Start Programme.

Kuda Huraa – Turtle Conservation Programmes

Kuda Huraa – Turtle Conservation Programmes

A packed report this month from our turtle teams !
We welcome some new Hawksbill hatchlings into our Head Start Programme, and wave goodbye to Gaston after 10 months at our Centre.
And meet Rex – sadly admitted with both his front flippers missing, but otherwise in good health.

Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation at Landaa Giraavaru

Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation at Landaa Giraavaru

Read the latest news about our longer-term rescue turtles here at our rehabilitation centre.
And meet our latest patient Thomas – who was found entangled in a discarded sandbag, and suffering from an amputated front flipper.

Turtle News from Landaa Giraavaru

Turtle News from Landaa Giraavaru

During the first few weeks of April, we encountered an incredible total of THIRTEEN Olive Ridley turtles, found entangled in ghost fishing nets.
Thankfully, after checking carefully for injuries, most of these turtles were soon returned to the sea, with just 3 injured animals requiring further treatments and in our Centre.

Kuda Huraa’s Turtle Updates

Kuda Huraa’s Turtle Updates

Our facilities have been at capacity recently, with the seasonal influx of injured Olive Ridley Turtles, rescued from entanglement in drifting ghost fishing nets.
Catch up with our rescue patients, and read how we have helped over 1000 turtle hatchlings make a better start in life.

Beth’s Marine Biology Blog – chapter 3

Beth’s Marine Biology Blog – chapter 3

Join our intern Beth here at Kuda Huraa, as she helps with the guest dolphin excursions and dives beneath the waves to photograph turtles on the reef.
Beth also assists with an emergency surgical operation on ‘Naseeb’ – a rescued Olive Ridley turtle, found entangled in a discarded fishing line and now recovering at our Centre.