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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.

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.

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.

Lynn’s Landaa Life

Lynn’s Landaa Life

This month, Lynn learns about our coral propagation programme and helps to make new Reefscapers frames, before joining a Manta Trust expedition for some thrilling underwater experiences.
She also says goodbye to an old friend, a rescued Olive Ridley sea turtle named ‘Denise’, lovingly cared for and released back to the ocean.

Reefscapers – Coral Propagation Experiments

Reefscapers – Coral Propagation Experiments

Join the Four Seasons Apprentice Class of 2015, as they try their hand at making their very own coral frames.
And we start one experiment to study our coral propagation techniques, and a second to research how coral frames will impact a bed of seagrass growing in the lagoon.

A Record Month for our Reefscapers Coral Frames!

A Record Month for our Reefscapers Coral Frames!

Our Reefscapers teams had a very busy April, with over 100 new coral frames added to our lagoons !
Take a unique look at how our ‘Moon Reef’ is growing, from both high in the sky and beneath the waves, and read about how the warm sea temperatures can affect the corals.

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.

Reefscapers News

Reefscapers News

We welcomed a group of students from Lale school this month, for an educational visit of our coral propagation projects.
A total of 58 new frames were transplanted into the lagoons during March, and you can also see how well some of our mature frames are growing.

Beth’s Marine Biology Blog – chapter 2

Beth’s Marine Biology Blog – chapter 2

Join our intern Beth, as she helps with our Reefscapers coral propagation projects during her second month here at the Marine Discovery Centre, Kuda Huraa.
Beth also gets hands on experience with our sea turtle rescue & rehabilitation programme, as she takes part in a daring mid-ocean rescue to save ‘Buddy’ !

February Roundup from our Marine Discovery Centres

February Roundup from our Marine Discovery Centres

A quick summary from our Fish Lab, accompanied by some great sea life photos.
Plus we have a short HD video clip of our coral frames, and the Reefscapers team go into battle against an invasive army of … marine algae !

Reefscapers Coral Frame Updates

Reefscapers Coral Frame Updates

We transplanted almost 50 new coral frames during January, and have been photographing and maintaining 100s more around the islands of Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.
Join us on a snorkelling trip around the lagoon, and enjoy our slideshow of mature coral frames – healthy, vibrant, and teaming with marine life.

Seasons Greetings from the Reefscapers team !

Seasons Greetings from the Reefscapers team !

Join us on the beach and then below the waves as we explore the crystal clear lagoons … in a Santa hat !
See our Reefscapers Santa and his Little Helpers, as they build a very special coral frame in the shape of an Xmas tree !

Reefscapers: New Reef Fish Recruits !

Reefscapers: New Reef Fish Recruits !

Our Reefscapers teams have had a busy October, transplanting new coral frames and continuing with photographing and maintenance all around the lagoons.
We also start a new project to assess just how much fish and marine life decides to set up home in our artificial reefs.

Reefscapers During September

Reefscapers During September

We have been busy weighing our coral frames, to calculate how quickly the corals grow over time. Plus we have a fun visit from the children of Maalhos School, who have a guided tour of our Marine Discovery Centre and make their very own coral frame.

Coral Reef Propagation Projects

Coral Reef Propagation Projects

All the latest from our Reefscapers team of coral frame experts.
We’ve been hard at work throughout August, photographing and maintaining our coral frames. See the latest GPS satellite map, and watch a short ‘snorkel flyover’ video of some of our mature coral frames at Landaa Giraavaru.

Glow in the Dark with Reefscapers !

Glow in the Dark with Reefscapers !

Get up to date with our latest Reefscapers facts & figures, and see how certain corals fluoresce under special light.
We have the latest GPS map of our coral frames, and there’s another chance to see our fabulous photo slideshow from World Oceans Day 2014.

Coral Frame Updates from Reefscapers

Coral Frame Updates from Reefscapers

Read the latest facts & figures from our Reefscapers coral propagation project.
We’ve been busy photographing and cleaning the frames at Kuda Huraa, and see our latest GPS map at Landaa Giraavaru.

Reefscapers v Snails !

Reefscapers v Snails !

Our Reefscapers team have had a busy month, with more than 60 new frames transplanted into our lagoons here at Landaa Guraavaru and Kuda Hura.
And do you suffer from snails and slugs in your garden at home ? Then take a look at the molluscs that like to graze at our Coral Garden …

Coral Propagation Updates

Coral Propagation Updates

Catch up with all our latest Reefscaping news, with updates on our coral frames and reports of recent coral bleaching.
We also welcomed a film crew from Hong Kong this month, who are making a documentary about our work here at Kuda Huraa.

Reefscapers – Coral Propagation

Reefscapers – Coral Propagation

We’ve been hard at work this month, transplanting and photographing lots of new coral frames.
See the GPS satellite data showing all our frames plotted around the lagoon, and catch up with our coral experiments from last month.