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Marine Savers Articles Archive

Aurélien’s Chapter #2

Aurélien’s Chapter #2

After a few weeks assisting at our Turtle Rescue Centre, it was time to focus on the corals, to prepare for the bleaching event that was about to hit the Maldives and the whole Indian Ocean region.
We started our regular monitoring tasks, looking for signs of bleaching on colonies of different Acropora species. I was allocated the reef crest area, which is my favourite location because the reef slope allows you to see different species of sharks, our resident hawksbill turtles, and even some curious eagle rays.

Aurélien’s Adventures

Aurélien’s Adventures

Hi there! My name is Aurélien from France, and I’m the marine biology intern for Reefscapers at Kuda Huraa.
I was really excited about this new opportunity, having lived on tropical islands for more than two years, and only recently graduated in marine biology in June.
My first two months were intense, and we have been super busy with our turtle rehabilitation patients.

Thaís’ Turtle Tales

Thaís’ Turtle Tales

Catch up with Thaís, our resident turtle veterinarian here at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa.
We rescue a stranded turtle from our reef, and we explore new treatments for buoyancy syndrome. Noonu, our satellite-tagged turtle, has an incredible journey spanning thousands of kilometers. Finally, learn about the perils turtles can face: accidental boat-strikes and ingesting plastic debris.

Stephanie’s Chapter #2

Stephanie’s Chapter #2

It’s my final week, and almost time to wave au revoir to all my new friends 👋
During my 3 month internship, I acquired a solid grounding in marine biology, worked on my own coral project, and experienced interesting guest-facing roles.
I will sincerely miss the whole Reefscapers and Resort teams… thank you for this extraordinary experience! 💙

Stephanie’s Marine Internship

Stephanie’s Marine Internship

Hi, my name is Stephanie, I’m from France and I am the new intern for Reefscapers at Kuda Huraa. 👋
I’ve just finished my first eventful month with the team. At the Marine Discovery Centre, we offer guests the chance to make their own coral frame, to help restore the island’s corals, and to raise awareness of the effects of climate change and the El Nino phenomenon. 🪸

Shyler’s Marine Internship

Shyler’s Marine Internship

Hi, my name is Shyler, the new marine biologist intern at Kuda Huraa. I have been helping to restore damaged corals, and educating our Resort guests about the marine wildlife they may encounter while visiting the Maldives. 🌴
I am also taking our turtle patient ‘Maw’ for ocean swims to build strength – she was found entangled in a ghost fishing net, missing two flippers and suffering from buoyancy syndrome.

Hailey’s Chapter #2

Hailey’s Chapter #2

Catch up with Hailey’s adventures as a marine biology intern at Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa, before she waves a fond farewell to her new found friends.
She’s been busy helping with our Reefscapers coral propagation pyramids project, and there was also time for serene encounters with pilot whales and a very special young dolphin 🐬

Laura’s Coral Life

Laura’s Coral Life

Hi there! 👋 I’m Laura, the new Assistant Coral Biologist at Landaa Giraavaru. I was warmly welcomed by everyone in the Reefscapers team, and soon started harvesting fragments from colourful reefs 🪸 and photographing our mature coral frames.
I’m thoroughly enjoying all my first-time work experiences… night-snorkelling, coral spawning, caring for turtles, boat driving, teaching students… 💙

Carlo’s Corals

Carlo’s Corals

Hi there! 👋 I’m Carlo, the new Assistant Coral Biologist at Kuda Huraa. Having just graduated in Marine Sciences, this is the perfect opportunity to work in the field of marine conservation.
The crystal-clear Maldivian waters already feel like home, and my arrival coincided with a mesmerising coral spawning event. I am excited to be collecting data to better understand coral health and reef resilience to warming oceans.

Hailey’s Marine Internship

Hailey’s Marine Internship

Hello! My name is Hailey, and I am Kuda Huraa’s latest Reefscapers intern. I flew halfway around the globe to get here, and I can definitely say that it has been absolutely worth it. 💙
I am getting hands-on experience in coral restoration and field work, monitoring for coral spawning under a full moon, and treating our sick sea turtle patients rescued from entanglement in ghost netting.

Meet Shona, Coral Biologist

Meet Shona, Coral Biologist

I first joined Reefscapers’ internship program in May 2022, and I am now thrilled to be stepping into my predecessor’s coral shoes to take on new challenges!
I feel so lucky to spend countless hours in the water, maintaining our coral propagation program and collecting research data. Despite being here for a whole year now, I am still blown away by the incredible marine biodiversity that the Maldives offers. 💙

Tina’s Time at Marine Savers #2

Tina’s Time at Marine Savers #2

So much happened in my final weeks, I’m very excited to be able to share it with you!
My ‘Secret Beach’ corals idea was a great way to celebrate our loved ones, and it was very rewarding to lead such a large-scale event.
And we waved a fond farewell to sea turtle Michelangela, now recovered and released back into the ocean. 💙

Meet Edward, our Marine Biologist

Meet Edward, our Marine Biologist

Hi everyone! My name is Edward, and I’m the new Marine Biologist here at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru.
My focus is caring for the turtle patients in our Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Centre. We currently have four residents – Frisbee, Maw, Artemis, and Xanchi, all of whom are victims of entanglement with ghost nets (discarded fishing gear) and suffering various injuries.

Tina’s Time at Marine Savers

Tina’s Time at Marine Savers

Hello! My name is Christina, and I’m the new Reefscapers intern at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa.
My marine journey started aged 7 with my diving-instructor father, when I saw a whale shark on my first ever snorkel! My first dive was here in the Maldives as a child, and I vowed to return someday… Having only just graduated with a Master’s in Marine Biology, I feel so incredibly lucky to be here. 💙

January Updates

January Updates

Sadly, it’s now the season for us to find Olive Ridley sea turtles floating on the ocean surface, entangled in ghost nets. 💔
Come and meet the 5 new turtle patients admitted to our rescue centres, and learn about some surprise overnight visitors to our beach at Landaa. 💚
Dance with the waves, move with the sea; let the rhythm of the water set your soul free

Alex – Marine Biologist, Maldives

Alex – Marine Biologist, Maldives

Hello there! My name is Alex, the newest Marine Biologist to have joined the Marine Savers team. In no time at all, I was enjoying the crystal-clear waters, exploring stunning new reefs.
On board the magnificent Four Seasons Explorer catamaran, I was privileged to traverse the atolls, exploring local islands, visiting picturesque sand banks, and descending to some of the world’s top dive sites with SCUBA lovers from around the globe. 💙

Monthly Marine Musings

Monthly Marine Musings

So much has happened every single day this month, from a turtle nest rescue to epic guest excursions, to spending hours underwater transplanting corals… we are tired but wired! ⚡
We are truly blessed to call the Indian Ocean our home, rebuilding the reefs, focused on the moment when life becomes our playground. We are optimistic that all our new corals will thrive in these beautiful waters, expanding the biodiversity of the reefs. 💙

Marine Biology Updates

Marine Biology Updates

Our Reefscapers coral propagation program creates artificial reefs to extend the natural habitat for myriads of reef fish and countless invertebrate species.
Catch up with news of our Maldives sea turtle ID program, and meet our rescued sea turtle patients.
Then join us behind the scenes in the Fish Lab to learn about seahorses and jellyfish.

Updates From Our Marine Centres

Updates From Our Marine Centres

Updates from our resident marine biologists at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.
This month, we release our Green turtle patients from the beach, and our tiny coral polyps continue to thrive, as part of our pioneering spawning work.
Then join Helen down in the Fish Lab, to learn about our breeding projects for fish and marine invertebrates.

Warm Welcome to 2022

Warm Welcome to 2022

Join us at Marine Savers, as we celebrate Xmas and welcome in the New Year …
Enjoy the holiday decorations, our underwater coral-themed festivities, and a visit from Santa!
Meanwhile, work is continuing in our Fish Lab, you can catch up with the Clownfish, and wave a fond farewell to 2 of our long-term Hawksbill turtles. 💚