Marine Savers at Four Seasons
Updates From Landaa & Kuda Huraa (April 2019) – 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.
Chathu’s Story – I’ve spent ten weeks as a marine biology intern at Landaa Giraavaru, learning about the different marine biology programmes, including Turtle care, the Fish Lab and Coral propagation.
Monthly Marine Roundup (March 2019) – Fly over the lagoon at Kuda Huraa for a great aerial view of our Reefscapers coral frames at the water villas! Meet our new arrivals at the Fish Lab … juvenile flying fish, and discover why March-April has sadly been a record period for rescuing turtles that have been found entangled in drifting ghost fishing nets.
Louise’s Life at Landaa – I am currently working on my Master’s thesis with the Reefscapers team. For my project, I will be assessing the growth rate of the coral frames that are located around the island as part of the reef restoration programme.
Meet Marine Intern Julia – At the moment, there are large numbers of adult Olive Ridley turtles drifting to the Maldives trapped in discarded (ghost) fishing gear, often wounded and dehydrated when they’re rescued. So we are busy turtle feeding and monitoring, and discussing our conservation efforts with resort guests.
Sea Turtles And Plastic – The effects of the 8 million tonnes of synthetic waste entering the oceans each year is a huge and growing concern. Plastic debris is being discovered across the entire marine ecosystem, from plankton and corals, to crabs, seabirds, turtles and whales.