Angsana Ihuru has pioneered marine biology research initiatives. We were honoured with the first Maldivian Environment Preservation Award in 1996 and the President of the Maldives Green Resort Award in 2002.
Help our Marine Lab and Dive staff remove litter and save our reefs from predators.
Our Marine Lab’s Barnacle is a volcano-shaped steel structure that ensures the sustainability of corals within an experimental reef. In the past decade, 60-80% of corals have survived the rising sea water temperature in the Barnacle.
Turtle Head Start Programme
Our Marine Lab undertakes research to protect Green Sea and Hawksbill turtles from extinction. The staff cordons off turtle-nesting sites and raises hatchlings in lagoon pens. Before turtles are released, they are fitted with titanium flipper tags and satellite transmitters to monitor their movement and behaviour.