Some of our rescue turtles are unable to be released due to the severity of their permanent injuries. Turtles suffering from long-term ‘buoyancy syndrome’ and those with missing flippers are vulnerable in the ocean and would struggle to find food.
Ongoing, we try to re-home these patients to overseas aquariums, to receive a high standard of lifelong care, and to act as global ambassadors about the threats that sea turtles face.
‘April’ is now our sixth “Flying Turtle” ✈ to find a safe new home overseas.
Read the full story of her intrepid journey, as she leaves Kuda Huraa on a VIP transfer … heading all the way to Scotland for a bagpipes welcome!
A huge thank you to the SEA LIFE team for giving ‘April’ a new lease of life in her professional aquarium home.
Meet the local school children as they spend the day with us, learning about marine conservation and coming face to face with the Aurelia jellyfish in our Kreisel tank.
Join us at Hithaadhoo for the first Baa Atoll Turtle Festival for some fun & games, and then follow Peggy’s journey across the ocean on our interactive satellite map.
Join us down in the Lab, to catch up with fish breeding news and read about the Moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) in our dedicated Kreisel tank.
Our ‘Flying Turtles’ project has taken an interesting turn, and learn how you can contribute towards Maldivian turtle conservation by sending in your turtle photographs for identification and naming.
Take a front row seat at the Microplastics Workshop (SOS, MWSRP) to learn about the adverse effects of plastic pollution on whale sharks in the Maldives.
And then meet the jellies in our new Kreisel jellyfish tank … the perfect home for them to grow and thrive under our watchful eye.
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.