24 November 2018 was a legendary day at Dharavandhoo for the First Manta Festival! This great event was organised by the Manta Trust, and dedicated to the young Maldivian generation.
Manta rays are an incredibly valuable asset to Baa Atoll, home to the world famous Hanifaru Bay, so these graceful and majestic animals are the perfect mascot for an educational day dedicated to celebrating marine life.
We’re in the middle of Manta season, and we have some great photos to share with you this month! 🙂
Join us for the national Marine Symposium held at Malé University, and learn about our small marine aquaria. We also welcomed groups of students and teachers from neighbouring local islands, for an insight into the inner workings at our Centre.
This month, Tori welcomes injured rescue turtles to our Rehabilitation Centre, and learns some new coral propagation techniques for our Reefscapers frames.
Next, there’s an exciting trip to Baa Atoll in search of mantas, and we discover some of Aku’s clownfish secrets down in Landaa’s Fish Lab …
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.
A rare opportunity to join one of the world’s top manta ray experts aboard the luxurious Four Seasons Explorer, for a thrilling research expedition to study the Maldives’ most exciting residents: manta rays and whale sharks.