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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! 💚

Greg’s Chapter 2 as a Marine Biology Intern

Greg’s Chapter 2 as a Marine Biology Intern

Catch up with Greg’s second month with us here at Landaa Giraavaru, as he completes his important work on Maldivian coral DNA.
He waves goodbye to three of our rescue turtle patients, and still find time to swim with mantas at the world famous Hanifaru Bay!

Greg’s Marine Biology Blog

Greg’s Marine Biology Blog

Meet Greg, our latest intern who joins us from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium.
Greg’s speciality is corals, and he’s keen to start researching the corals in our lagoon to understand resilience to bleaching. There is also time to get to know our resident rescue turtles, with an emotional ‘bon voyage’ to Ossy.

Vanessa’s Marine Biology Internship

Vanessa’s Marine Biology Internship

After spending several months with the Marine Savers team, I can say for sure it was one of the best experiences of my life!
I was able to help with the variety of different projects at the Marine Discovery Centre, and had the pleasure of working with an amazing team of dedicated biologists.

The Happenings of Hannah

The Happenings of Hannah

Meet Hannah, who joins us from Down Under as our marine biology intern at Kuda Huraa.
It’s not long before she’s helping out with our rehabilitation turtles, in what turns out to be the busiest period at our rescue Centre.
And read how the Maldivian spinner dolphins might have finally warmed her heart … ❤

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.

Turtle Rehabilitation Roundup

Turtle Rehabilitation Roundup

All the latest updates from our centre at Landaa Giraavaru, including recent turtle rescue photos and an exclusive look into our expansion plans.

Turtle Conservation Updates

Turtle Conservation Updates

Get up to date with the latest stories from our turtle conservation teams – there’s good news about Julie our rescued hawksbill turtle, and an unusual birthday party celebration !

Photostory : Saifa’s release

Photostory : Saifa’s release

January 2012 – Saifa, the young female Olive Ridley turtle, was found entangled in a fishing net suffering from minor lacerations and buoyancy problems due to stress.

Video : injured turtle rescued (Juno)

Video : injured turtle rescued (Juno)

2011 – On 26 June, the Landaa Giraavaru dive team found an injured female Olive Ridley turtle entangled in a fishing net close by Hanifaru bay. They rescued it and brought it back to the marine biologists here at the MDC. This new patient had already lost one front flipper and the other one was deeply lacerated. Watch our video of Juno – a recap of the story, ending with her release back into the ocean.

Save The Turtles !

Save The Turtles !

November 2011 – Dwindling sea turtle populations across Maldivian waters have prompted Four Seasons Resorts Maldives to take action to help safeguard the world’s oldest existing reptiles. This government-endorsed initiative works to increase awareness of turtle conservation, safeguard nests and rear turtle hatchlings until they are big and strong enough to protect themselves in the wild.